Phase III Study of Teva’s Milprosa™ (Progesterone) Vaginal Ring Published in Fertility and Sterility

  Phase III Study of Teva’s Milprosa™ (Progesterone) Vaginal Ring Published in
  Fertility and Sterility

 Data Demonstrated Once-Weekly Milprosa™ Provides Similar Pregnancy Rates to
                   Daily 8 Percent Progesterone Vaginal Gel

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JERUSALEM -- March 4, 2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) today announced the
publication of results of the Phase III clinical trial of Milprosa™
(progesterone) vaginal ring in Fertility and Sterility. The study compared the
efficacy and safety of once-weekly Milprosa™ to daily 8 percent progesterone
vaginal gel for luteal phase support in in vitro fertilization (IVF) and found
that clinical pregnancy rates per retrieval at eight and 12 weeks were
comparable between patient groups. Adverse event (AE) profiles were similar
between the two treatment groups and consistent with known AEs associated with

“The study results demonstrate that Milprosa™ may be an effective and safe
option for progesterone supplementation during the luteal phase among women
undergoing IVF,” said Laurel Stadtmauer, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Obstetrics
and Gynecology at Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine at Eastern
Virginia Medical School and study author. “Since normal luteal function may be
compromised among women undergoing IVF, progesterone supplementation is
essential and the more options patients have, the better. If approved, the
once-weekly dosing of Milprosa™ may offer convenience for patients.”

The Phase III randomized, single-blinded, multicenter, noninferiority study
was conducted at 22 clinical sites in the U.S. and included 1,297 patients
between the ages of 18 and 42. Of enrolled patients, 646 were randomized to
Milprosa™ and 651 to the 8 percent progesterone vaginal gel.

“The Fertility and Sterility publication of the Milprosa™ Phase III data is a
significant milestone for Teva, especially because fertility is a meaningful
new area of specialization for the company and one in which significant unmet
need exists,” said Jill DeSimone, senior vice president & general manager,
Global Teva Women's Health. “We look forward to continuing to share important
updates about Milprosa™ and demonstrating our investment in and commitment to
women’s health.”

About the Study

The Phase III study randomized patients into two treatment groups: one group
received once-weekly Milprosa™ and the other received daily 8 percent
progesterone vaginal gel. Milprosa™ and the vaginal gel were initiated on the
day following egg retrieval and continued through 12 weeks’ gestation.
Efficacy was evaluated by comparing clinical pregnancy rates of patients at
eight and 12 weeks gestation.

  *At week eight, clinical pregnancy rates per retrieval were 48.0 percent
    for the Milprosa™ group and 47.2 percent for the vaginal gel group
    (between-group difference, 0.8%; 95% CI, -4.6%, 6.3%).
  *At week 12, clinical pregnancy rates per retrieval for Milprosa™ and the
    vaginal gel were 46.4 percent and 45.2 percent respectively (between-group
    difference, 1.3%; 95% CI, -4.1%, 6.7%).

A secondary efficacy endpoint was the rate of live birth.

  *The overall live birth rate per retrieval for women using Milprosa™ was
    45.2 percent; among women using the vaginal gel, the rate was 43.3
  *The majority of patients pregnant at week 12, when progesterone treatment
    ended, went on to have a live birth: 97.4 percent for the Milprosa™ group
    and 96.5 percent for the vaginal gel group.

The most commonly reported adverse events (those greater than or equal to 10%
in the Milprosa™ treatment group) were nausea, headache, abdominal pain,
post-procedural discomfort, abdominal distension, back pain, fatigue, vomiting
and constipation. Serious adverse events (SAEs) occurred in approximately 12
percent of all patients, with no significant difference in the rate between
treatment groups. The majority of SAEs that occurred were mild to moderate in
severity and not related to treatment. Rates of discontinuation of treatment
due to AEs were low and similar between both groups (approximately 6%).

About Milprosa™ (Progesterone) Vaginal Ring

Milprosa™ is an investigational, once-weekly progesterone ring inserted in the
vagina. It is flexible and designed to continuously release a steady dose of
micronized progesterone. Milprosa™ is in development to support embryo
transplantation and early pregnancy (up to 10 weeks post-embryo transfer) by
supplementation of corpus luteal function as part of an Assisted Reproductive
Technology (ART) treatment program for infertile women.

About Supplementation of Corpus Luteal Function

The corpus luteum is a temporary endocrine gland that develops during the
luteal phase of a woman’s menstrual cycle. It is an important contributor of
progesterone and is critical for the maintenance of early pregnancy. During in
vitro fertilization, progesterone supplementation is needed because natural
levels of the hormone may be insufficient. This supplementation improves
implantation rates and thus pregnancy rates. Additionally, progesterone
supplementation supports early pregnancy.

About Teva

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) is a leading global
pharmaceutical company, committed to increasing access to high-quality
healthcare by developing, producing and marketing affordable generic drugs as
well as innovative and specialty pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical
ingredients. Headquartered in Israel, Teva is the world's leading generic drug
maker, with a global product portfolio of more than 1,000 molecules and a
direct presence in about 60 countries. Teva's branded businesses focus on CNS,
oncology, pain, respiratory and women's health therapeutic areas as well as
biologics. Teva currently employs approximately 46,000 people around the world
and reached $20.3 billion in net revenues in 2012.

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