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|November 05, 2002 4:24 p.m.|
|Teva Intends to Appeal Court Ruling on Fosamax®|
Jerusalem, Israel, November 5, 2002 - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq: TEVA) announced today that Judge Farnan of the U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware yesterday upheld a patent covering Fosamax® (alendronate sodium), a product of Merck & Co., Inc. The case had been brought by Merck against Teva and Zenith Goldline Pharmaceuticals, a unit of Ivax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as a result of the patent challenge provisions of Paragraph IV of the Hatch Waxman Act.