Teva Pharma (TEVA) Brings Generic Viagra to Several More European Markets

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE: TEVA) announced today that it had launched a generic version of Viagra® (sildenafil) immediately on patent expiry in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Ireland, Austria, Belgium and Denmark. The company had already launched the product in Spain, Canada and certain other countries.

Dipankar Bhattacharjee, President and CEO Europe Generics, welcomed the launch: âTeva has a proud track record of bringing high-quality generics to the market on day one of patent expiry, and we have been able to launch sildenafil immediately on patent expiry in all the major markets of Europe. The launch today of sildenafil will bring choice to the pharmacy to help them serve the patient, and to help ensure that high-quality healthcare in Europe is affordable.â

Teva is supplying the market via its existing wholesaler and pharmacy channels and will not, in line with European legislation, offer the product directly to consumers.

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