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October 21, 2004 5:20 p.m.
Teva Announces Third Quarter Global In-Market Sales Of Copaxone Increased 34% To $242 Million

Jerusalem, Israel, October 21, 2004 - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq: TEVA) announced today, in conjunction with the release of its partner Sanofi-Aventis Group's financial results, that global in-market sales of Copaxone® amounted to $242 million in the third quarter ended September 30th, an increase of 34% over the comparable quarter of 2003.

U.S. sales increased 32% over the third quarter of 2003 to $163 million. Sales outside the U.S, mainly in Europe, increased by 39%, to $79 million.

During the first nine month period of 2004, global in-market sales of Copaxone® totaled $675 million, an increase of 32% over the comparable period of 2003. U.S. in-market sales increased 28% to $450 million and non US in-market sales increased 41% to $224 million.

In the U.S., the world's largest MS market, Copaxone's total prescription share continued to build on the 30% milestone achieved in June, capturing 30.5% of the market's total prescriptions in the third quarter of 2004.

As previously announced, Teva will release its Third Quarter 2004 financial results two weeks from today on Thursday, November 4, 2004.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., headquartered in Israel, is among the top 25 pharmaceutical companies and among the largest generic pharmaceutical companies in the world. The company develops, manufactures and markets generic and innovative human pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Close to 90% of Teva's sales are in North America and Europe.



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