“Dancing with the Stars” Finalist Jack Osbourne Offers Inside Look at His Life with Multiple Sclerosis through You Don’t

  “Dancing with the Stars” Finalist Jack Osbourne Offers Inside Look at His
  Life with Multiple Sclerosis through You Don’t Know Jack About MS™ Campaign

   Launch of www.YouDontKnowJackAboutMS.com chronicles Jack Osbourne’s life
                               living with RRMS

Business Wire

NORTH WALES, Pa. -- December 4, 2013

Television host and film and TV producer, Jack Osbourne, is helping to raise
awareness about multiple sclerosis (MS), through a new campaign called You
Don’t Know Jack About MS™. The online documentary series, sponsored by Teva
Pharmaceuticals, chronicles Jack Osbourne and his life with
relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). RRMS is the most common form of
MS, in which a person experiences episodes of worsening neurologic functioning
followed by periods of remission in which partial or complete recovery occurs.

Through the lens of the online documentary series, the campaign is designed to
start a new conversation about MS to dispel myths, educate and help patients
manage their disease by emphasizing the importance of patient and family
support and of a healthy lifestyle.

The youngest child of heavy metal icon, Ozzy Osbourne, and talent manager/TV
personality, Sharon Osbourne, Jack first caught America’s attention on the hit
reality show “The Osbournes,” which followed the adventures of Jack and his
family. As the show concluded, Jack went on to star in “Jack Osbourne:
Adrenaline Junkie” and emerged looking like a new person. In 2012, Jack was
diagnosed with RRMS, just two weeks after the birth of his daughter, Pearl.
Since his diagnosis, Jack has worked as a passionate MS advocate, speaking out
about the need for MS research and greater awareness. This fall, Jack made his
competitive dancing debut on the popular TV show “Dancing with the Stars.”

“What a difference a year makes. When I was first diagnosed with RRMS, I was
devastated. Here I am a self-professed adrenaline junkie, new husband and
father – and I thought I’d be in a wheelchair in a matter of years,” said Jack
Osbourne. “Very few people in their 20s are talking about MS and as a producer
and filmmaker, I felt compelled to document my journey in an effort to help
others. RRMS is a part of my life, but it definitely does not control my

“Teva is pleased to partner with Jack Osbourne on this important campaign,”
said Mike Derkacz, vice president and general manager, Teva CNS. “MS is an
often misunderstood disease that can be managed through a strong support
system, a healthy lifestyle and patients working with their doctors to
determine the best treatments that work for them. Through this campaign, we
continue our ongoing commitment to improving the lives of people living with
MS by continuing to raise awareness and offering education to patients, as
well as their loved ones.” This September, Teva made a $100,000 donation to
the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in recognition of Jack Osbourne’s work
as an MS advocate and his participation on “Dancing with the Stars.” The
funding will go towards research and community programs for people living with

About Jack Osbourne

Jack Osbourne is a television personality and producer of film and television
projects through his production company Schweet Entertainment. Schweet
specializes in creating dynamic content for TV, film, marketing and live
events. Created in 2011 by Executive Producers and longtime friends Rob
Worsoff, Jack Osbourne and Brian Wendel, Schweet is the culmination of a
combined 30+ years of entertainment industry experience. Together they have
worked on and created some of unscripted television's biggest hits. Jack is
also Senior Contributing Correspondent of “Fuse News”, a daily live music news
show on Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square
Garden Company.

About Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the
central nervous system. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs,
or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and
specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another.
In the U.S. today, there are approximately 400,000 people living with MS. In
relapsing-remitting MS, the most common form of the disease, a person
experiences attacks (also called relapses or exacerbations) of worsening
neurologic functioning followed by periods of remission in which partial or
complete recovery occurs.

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.


For Teva
Denise Bradley, 215-591-8974
Nancy Leone, 215-284-0213
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