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Actavis Launches First Generic Equivalent of Requip® XL (Ropinirole Extended-Release Tablets)
Date:5/18/2012

MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis Group, an international generic pharmaceuticals company, today announced that it received US FDA approval of Ropinirole Extended-Release Tablets, 2mg, 4mg, 6mg, 8mg and 12mg, a generic equivalent to GlaxoSmithKline's Requip® XL.  Actavis believes this is the first generic Requip® XL available in the US.  Distribution of the product has commenced.  

Requip® XL, 2mg, 4mg, 6mg, 8mg and 12mg, had US sales of approximately $59.4 million for the 12 months ending December 31, 2011, according to IMS Health.   

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

"The launch of Ropinirole Extended-Release Tablets showcases  Actavis' commitment in bringing new products to market to benefit both patients and payors. We are proud to play a part in lowering healthcare costs through the introduction of quality generic products."

 

Inquiries
David Myers, Jr.
Senior Manager, Products & Communications
Tel: (973)993-4503
E-mail: dmyers@actavis.com

About Actavis:
Actavis Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Actavis Group hf. Approximately one third of Actavis' sales are generated in North America, Actavis' single largest market. Based in Morristown, NJ, Actavis has U.S. manufacturing and packaging facilities in Elizabeth, NJ; a manufacturing facility in Lincolnton, NC; and research and development facilities in Owings Mills, MD and Sunrise, FL. Please visit www.actavis.us for more information.

Requip® XL is a registered trademark of a party other than Actavis.

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