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|September 11, 2017 4:15 p.m.|
|Teva Announces Sale of PARAGARD® (intrauterine copper contraceptive) to CooperSurgical|
Company takes first step in planned divestment of non-core assets
Teva continues to actively pursue additional divestiture opportunities,
including the sale of the remaining assets of its global
“CooperSurgical’s commitment to women's health, fertility and
diagnostics, will help to assure that patients in the U.S. continue to
benefit from access to PARAGARD®,” stated Dr.
Peterburg continued, “Today’s announcement emphasizes our commitment to divest non-core businesses to ensure that Teva is even more focused and efficient in this rapidly changing and highly-competitive environment.”
With the divestiture of PARAGARD®, and planned divestiture of
other global Women’s Health products and the Oncology and Pain business
Teva is committed to working closely with CooperSurgical to ensure a smooth transition of PARAGARD®. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions, including antitrust clearance in the U.S. The transaction is expected to close before the end of 2017.
Until the transaction is completed, Teva will continue to manufacture and sell PARAGARD® in the U.S. in the normal course, providing full support to manage the business and meet the needs of customers and patients.
What is PARAGARD (intrauterine copper contraceptive)?
PARAGARD is a copper-releasing device that is placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not use PARAGARD if you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily or have certain cancers. Less than 1% of users get a serious infection called pelvic inflammatory disease. If you have persistent pelvic or stomach pain, or if PARAGARD comes out, tell your healthcare professional. If it comes out, use back-up birth control. Occasionally, PARAGARD may attach to or in rare cases may go through the uterine wall and may also cause other problems. In some cases, surgical removal may be necessary. Although uncommon, pregnancy while using PARAGARD can be life threatening and may result in loss of pregnancy or fertility. Bleeding or spotting may increase at first but should decrease in 2 to 3 months. PARAGARD does not protect against HIV/AIDS or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Available by prescription only.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs
For important risk and use information about PARAGARD, please see the full Prescribing Information.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, regarding the Sale of PARAGARD® (intrauterine copper contraceptive) which are based on management’s current beliefs and expectations and are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that could cause our future results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from that expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include risks relating to:
and other factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2016 (“Annual Report”), including in the section captioned “Risk Factors.” and in our other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at www.sec.gov and www.tevapharm.com. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we assume no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements or other information contained herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You are cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.