Teva Announces Launch of Generic Zemplar® in the United States

  Teva Announces Launch of Generic Zemplar® in the United States

Business Wire

JERUSALEM -- October 1, 2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE:TEVA) announces the launch of the
generic equivalent to Zemplar® (paricalcitol) tablets in the United States as
of September 30, 2013. Teva was first to file, making the product eligible for
180 days of marketing exclusivity.

Zemplar® (paricalcitol) Capsules are an active form of vitamin D used to
prevent and treat secondary hyperparathyroidism (increased parathyroid hormone
levels) in patients with Stage 3 or Stage 4 chronic kidney disease and in
Stage 5 patients on dialysis. It is an active form of vitamin D. Marketed by
AbbVie Inc., Zemplar® had annual sales of approximately $115 million in the
United States, according to IMS data as of June 30, 2013.

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.

Teva's Safe Harbor Statement under the U. S. Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995:

This release contains forward-looking statements, which express the current
beliefs and expectations of management. Such statements are based on
management’s current beliefs and expectations and involve a number of known
and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause our future results,
performance or achievements to differ significantly from the results,
performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements. Important factors that could cause or contribute to such
differences include risks relating to: our ability to develop and
commercialize additional pharmaceutical products, including our ability to
develop, manufacture, market and sell biopharmaceutical products, competition
for our innovative products, especially COPAXONE® (including competition from
innovative orally-administered alternatives, as well as from potential
purported generic equivalents), competition for our generic products
(including from other pharmaceutical companies and as a result of increased
governmental pricing pressures), competition for our specialty pharmaceutical
businesses, our ability to achieve expected results through our specialty,
including innovative, R&D efforts, the effectiveness of our patents and other
protections for innovative products, decreasing opportunities to obtain U.S.
market exclusivity for significant new generic products, our ability to
identify, consummate and successfully integrate acquisitions, the effects of
increased leverage as a result of recent acquisitions, the extent to which any
manufacturing or quality control problems damage our reputation for high
quality production and require costly remediation, our potential exposure to
product liability claims to the extent not covered by insurance, increased
government scrutiny in both the U.S. and Europe of our agreements with brand
companies, potential liability for sales of generic products prior to a final
resolution of outstanding patent litigation, our exposure to currency
fluctuations and restrictions as well as credit risks, the effects of reforms
in healthcare regulation and pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement, any
failures to comply with complex Medicare and Medicaid reporting and payment
obligations, governmental investigations into sales and marketing practices
(particularly for our specialty pharmaceutical products), uncertainties
surrounding the legislative and regulatory pathways for the registration and
approval of biotechnology based products, adverse effects of political or
economical instability, corruption, major hostilities or acts of terrorism on
our significant worldwide operations, interruptions in our supply chain or
problems with our information technology systems that adversely affect our
complex manufacturing processes, any failure to retain key personnel or to
attract additional executive and managerial talent, the impact of continuing
consolidation of our distributors and customers, variations in patent laws
that may adversely affect our ability to manufacture our products in the most
efficient manner, potentially significant impairments of intangible assets and
goodwill, potential increases in tax liabilities, the termination or
expiration of governmental programs or tax benefits, environmental risks and
other factors that are discussed in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the
year ended December 31, 2012 and in our other filings with the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date
on which they are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or
revise any forward looking statement, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.


Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
IR Contacts:
United States
Kevin C. Mannix, 215-591-8912
Tomer Amitai, 972 (3) 926-7656
United States
Ran Meir, 215-591-3033
PR Contacts:
Iris Beck Codner, 972 (3) 926-7687
United States
Denise Bradley, 215-591-8974
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