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Actavis Launches Generic Equivalent of Ritalin LA® in the US, With 180-Day Exclusivity
Date:1/4/2012

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis Group, an international generic pharmaceuticals company, today announced that it recently received approval from the US Food & Drug Administration to market Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release Capsules (LA) CII, USP, 20mg, 30mg, and 40mg.  Actavis has first-to-file exclusivity on the 20mg, 30mg, and 40mg strengths. Distribution of the product has commenced. 

Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release Capsules 20mg, 30mg and 40mg, the generic equivalent of Ritalin LA® 20mg, 30mg, and 40mg, had US sales of approximately $80.7 million for the 12 months ending September 30, 2011, according to IMS Health.   

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

"The approval and launch of Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release Capsules (LA) offers a significant value to our customers and patients.  This approval, along with the first-to-file exclusivity, also underscores Actavis' emphasis and commitment to bringing complex controlled-release products to the marketplace."

Please see prescribing information at www.actavis.us/methylphenidate.

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 Inc. 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.

Ritalin LA® 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 and forecasts involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from that expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, among other things, exchange rate fluctuations, the risk that research and development will not yield new products that achieve commercial success, the impact of competition, price controls and price reductions, the risk of loss or expiration of patents or trade marks, difficulties of obtaining and maintaining governmental approvals for products, the risk of substantial product liability claims, exposure to environmental liability.


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