Mylan Announces Lipitor Settlement Agreement
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with Pfizer Inc. which will resolve litigation related to Lipitor® Tablets, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg and 80 mg, known generically as Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets. The terms of the agreement are confidential, and the agreement itself is subject to review by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.
Lipitor had U.S. sales of $7.27 billion for the twelve months ending Sept. 30, 2010, according to IMS Health.
Mylan Inc. ranks among the leading generic and specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world and provides products to customers in more than 140 countries and territories. The company maintains one of the industry's broadest and highest quality product portfolios supported by a robust product pipeline; operates one of the world's largest active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturers; and runs a specialty business focused on respiratory, allergy and psychiatric therapies. For more information, please visit www.mylan.com.
This press release includes statements that constitute "forward-looking statements," including with regard to the settlements and the marketing of the products. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because such statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties, actual future results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: any legal or regulatory challenges to one or both settlements; strategies by competitors or other third parties to delay or prevent product introductions; risks inherent in legal and regulatory processes; and the other risks detailed in the company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.
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Posted: January 2011