Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., and Cephalon, Inc., In the Matter of

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In the Matter of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., and Cephalon, Inc.
FTC Matter/File Number:

111 0166

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

On 10/7/2011, the FTC required Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to sell the rights and assets related to a generic cancer pain drug and a generic muscle relaxant, as a condition of its proposed $6.8 billion acquisition of rival drug firm Cephalon, Inc. In addition, the proposed settlement requires Teva to enter into a supply agreement that will allow a competing firm to sell a generic version of Cephalon’s wakefulness drug Provigil in 2012. On 7/3/2012, the FTC issued its final order. The final amended FTC order resolving the charges requires Teva to sell the rights and assets related to a generic cancer pain drug and a generic muscle relaxant to Par Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It also requires Teva to enter into a supply agreement that will allow Par to sell a generic version of Cephalon's wakefulness drug Provigil in 2012.