Teva Announces Approval of Generic Actonel®

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq: TEVA) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted final approval for the Company's Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) to market its generic version of Procter and Gamble Actonel® (Risedronate Sodium) Tablets, 5 mg, 30 mg and 35 mg.

Teva's AB-rated Risedronate Sodium Tablets are indicated for treatment and prevention of postmenopausal and glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, and treatment of Paget's disease. The brand product had annual sales of approximately $1 billion in the United States for the twelve months ended June 30, 2007, based on IMS sales data.

Teva is currently in patent litigation concerning this product in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. A trial was held in November, 2006 but a decision has not yet been reached. In connection with the pending patent litigation, Teva agreed to provide 30 days advance notice to Procter & Gamble of any launch activities and has not yet provided such notice.

As the first company to file an ANDA with a Paragraph IV patent certification, Teva has been awarded 180 days marketing exclusivity for this product, which will begin to run from the date of commercial marketing.

About Teva
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA), headquartered in Israel, is among the top 20 pharmaceutical companies in the world and is the leading generic pharmaceutical company. The company develops, manufactures and markets generic and innovative human pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients, as well as animal health pharmaceutical products. Over 75 percent of Teva's sales are in North America and Europe. For more information, visit www.tevapharm.com.

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