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Teva announces FDA approval of Tolmetin Sodium 600 mg.

JERUSALEM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 28, 1997--Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq:TEVIY) today announced it has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manufacture and market 600 mg Tolmetin Sodium tablets.

Tolmetin Sodium is a generic equivalent of McNeil's Tolectin 600 a drug for the treatment of arthritis. There are several generic versions of this product. Teva already manufactures and markets Tolmetin Sodium 400 mg capsules.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., is Israel's largest pharmaceutical company, with three quarters of its sales outside Israel, mainly in the United States. The Company develops, manufactures and markets branded and generic human pharmaceuticals, bulk pharmaceutical chemicals, medical disposable and veterinary products.

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