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JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2018--
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) today
announced the exclusive launch of two strengths of a generic version of
Solodyn®1 (minocycline HCl) Extended Release Tablets, 65 and
115 mg, in the U.S.
Minocycline Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets are a
tetracycline-class drug indicated to treat only inflammatory lesions of
non-nodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris in patients 12 years of age
“The launch of these two strengths of our generic version of Solodyn®
brings an effective, affordable treatment option to patients who are
managing this condition, and marks our ninth generic medicine in the
tetracycline category,”2 said Brendan O’Grady, Executive Vice
President and Head of North America Commercial at Teva.
With nearly 600 generic medicines available, Teva has the largest
portfolio of FDA-approved generic products on the market and holds the
leading position in first-to-file opportunities, with over 100 pending
first-to-files in the U.S. Currently, one in seven generic prescriptions
dispensed in the U.S. is filled with a Teva generic product.
Solodyn® Extended Release Tablets, 65 and 115 mg, had annual
sales of approximately $148 million in the U.S., according to IMS data
as of December 2017.
About Minocycline Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets
Minocycline Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets are indicated to
treat only inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate to severe acne
vulgaris in patients 12 years of age and older. Limitations of Use:
Minocycline Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets did not demonstrate
any effect on non-inflammatory acne lesions. Safety of Minocycline
Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets has not been established beyond
12 weeks of use. This formulation of minocycline has not been evaluated
in the treatment of infections. To reduce the development of
drug-resistant bacteria as well as to maintain the effectiveness of
other antibacterial drugs, Minocycline Hydrochloride Extended-Release
Tablets should be used only as indicated.
Important Safety Information
Minocycline Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets are contraindicated
in persons who have shown hypersensitivity to any of the tetracyclines.
MINOCYCLINE, LIKE OTHER TETRACYCLINE-CLASS DRUGS, CAN CAUSE FETAL HARM
WHEN ADMINISTERED TO A PREGNANT WOMAN. IF ANY TETRACYCLINE IS USED
DURING PREGNANCY OR IF THE PATIENT BECOMES PREGNANT WHILE TAKING THESE
DRUGS, THE PATIENT SHOULD BE APPRISED OF THE POTENTIAL HAZARD TO THE
FETUS. Minocycline Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets should not be
used during pregnancy or by individuals of either gender who are
attempting to conceive a child.
TETRACYCLINE-CLASS DRUGS SHOULD NOT BE USED DURING TOOTH DEVELOPMENT
(LAST HALF OF PREGNANCY AND UP TO 8 YEARS OF AGE) AS THEY MAY CAUSE
PERMANENT DISCOLORATION OF THE TEETH.
Other serious adverse reactions reported with minocycline use or
associated with the use of tetracycline-class drugs include pseudomembranous
colitis; hepatotoxicity; excessive systemic accumulation of drug
and possible liver toxicity in patients with renal impairment; central
nervous system effects, including light-headedness, dizziness or
vertigo; pseudotumor cerebri (benign intracranial hypertension);
autoimmune syndromes; photosensitivity; anaphylaxis, serious skin
reactions (e.g., Stevens Johnson syndrome), erythema multiforme, and
drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome;
tissue hyperpigmentation; development of drug-resistant bacteria; and
In clinical trials, the most commonly observed adverse reactions
(incidence ≥ 5%) were headache, fatigue, dizziness, and pruritus.
For more information, please see accompanying Full
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) is a leading
global pharmaceutical company that delivers high-quality,
patient-centric healthcare solutions used by millions of patients every
day. Headquartered in Israel, Teva is the world’s largest generic
medicines producer, leveraging its portfolio of more than 1,800
molecules to produce a wide range of generic products in nearly every
therapeutic area. In specialty medicines, Teva has a world-leading
position in innovative treatments for disorders of the central nervous
system, including pain, as well as a strong portfolio of respiratory
products. Teva integrates its generics and specialty capabilities in its
global research and development division to create new ways of
addressing unmet patient needs by combining drug development
capabilities with devices, services and technologies. Teva's net
revenues in 2017 were $22.4 billion. For more information, visit www.tevapharm.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
regarding the launch and potential benefits of Teva's generic version of
Solodyn®, which are based on management’s
current beliefs and expectations and are subject to substantial risks
and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that could cause our future
results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from that
expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important
factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include risks
and other factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the
year ended December 31, 2016 (“Annual Report”) and in our other filings
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).
Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are
made, and we assume no obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements or other information contained herein,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You
are cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements. You are
advised to consult any additional disclosures we make in our reports to
the SEC on Form 6-K, as well as the cautionary discussion of risks and
uncertainties under “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report. These are
factors that we believe could cause our actual results to differ
materially from expected results. Other factors besides those listed
could also materially and adversely affect us. This discussion is
provided as permitted by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1 Solodyn® is a registered trademark of Valeant
Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.IR Contacts:United StatesKevin
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