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Actavis Receives Approval of Levetiracetam Oral Solution in the U.S.
Date:1/21/2009

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis Group, the international generic pharmaceuticals company, today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to market Levetiracetam Oral Solution. Distribution of the product has commenced.

Levetiracetam Oral Solution is available in the 100mg/mL strength and is the generic equivalent of Keppra(R) Oral Solution by UCB, Incorporated. Levetiracetam Oral Solution is used in the treatment of partial onset seizures in adults and children with epilepsy. Annual U.S. sales of Keppra(R) Oral Solution were US$95.9 million for the 12 months ending September 2008 according to IMS Health data.

Commenting on the new approval, Doug Boothe, CEO of Actavis in the United States said:

"The approval of Levetiracetam Oral Solution demonstrates our continuing commitment to introduce new generic products to the marketplace, as well as highlights our expertise in developing and manufacturing a wide range of dosage forms. Actavis' drive to be a leader in generic pharmaceuticals is supported by one of the largest product development pipelines in the industry. "

About Actavis

Actavis is one of the world's leading generic pharmaceutical companies specializing in the development, manufacture and sale of generic pharmaceuticals. With headquarters in Iceland, Actavis has operations in 40 countries, with 11,000 employees. The United States is the company's single largest market. Actavis' U.S. operations are located in New Jersey, Maryland, North Carolina and Florida.

More information about Actavis in the United States can be found at www.actavis.us.

Information in this press release may contain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and businesses of Actavis. By
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