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February 11, 2005 9:58 a.m.
Teva And Savient Launch Tev-Tropin™ For Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency

Jerusalem, Israel, February 11, 2005 - Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq: TEVA) and Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVNT) have announced the U.S. launch of TEV-TROPIN™ (somatropin [rDNA origin] for injection), a growth hormone product for the treatment of children with short stature due to growth hormone deficiency. This product was clinically tested and FDA-approved for growth hormone deficiency (GHD), and is manufactured by Savient using recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology.

Teva has begun offering TEV-TROPIN™ to pediatric endocrinologists through its fully owned GATE Pharmaceuticals sales force. To maximize value to physicians and patients and to support optimal outcomes, Teva is providing a comprehensive patient support program known as Growth SolutionsSM, including a patient enrollment program and call center located within Teva Neuroscience, Inc. Growth SolutionsSM utilizes world-class customer relationship management technology that is also currently being used to support Copaxone®, Teva's successful multiple sclerosis drug, and its respective Shared Solutions™ patient support program. Patients can be enrolled in Growth SolutionsSM by calling the toll-free number: (866) 838-8767.

"We welcome any new drug that makes treatment for growth hormone deficiency more accessible for patients and their families," said Patricia Costa, Executive Director of the Human Growth Foundation. "TEV-TROPIN™ in concert with the Growth SolutionsSM support program bring more choice and clarity to these families."

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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