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Generic Paxil Approved

Jerusalem, Israel, August 16, 2005 - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq: TEVA) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted final approval for the Company’s ANDA for Paroxetine Hydrochloride Tablets, 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg and 40 mg. Shipment of this product is expected to begin immediately.

Teva’s Paroxetine HCl Tablets are the AB-rated generic equivalent of GlaxoSmithKline’s antidepressant Paxil® Tablets.

Source: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

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