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Teva Announces Launch of a First Generic Version of Revlimid® (lenalidomide capsules), in the U.S.

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Teva Pharmaceuticals, a U.S. affiliate of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.  announced today the launch of a first generic version of Revlimid®1 (lenalidomide capsules), in 5mg, 10mg, 15mg, and 25mg strengths, in the United States.

Teva’s Lenalidomide capsules are a prescription medicine used in adults for the treatment of (1) multiple myeloma in combination with the medicine dexamethasone, (2) certain myelodysplastic syndromes, and (3) mantle cell lymphoma following specific prior treatment. Please see the below “What are lenalidomide capsules?” section for more information.

“The launch of our first generic version of Revlimid® in the U.S. provides patients with another important treatment option for these extremely challenging conditions, demonstrating Teva’s commitment to making complex generic drugs available to the patients who need them,” said Christine Baeder, SVP, Chief Operating Officer US Generics, Teva USA. “This product adds to our broad generic portfolio of oncology treatments, which accounts for 73% of the essential medicines in this category, as defined by the World Health Organization.”

With nearly 550 generic medicines available, Teva has the largest portfolio of FDA-approved generic products on the market, and holds the leading position in first-to-file opportunities, with approximately 100 pending first-to-files in the U.S. Currently, 1 in 12 generic prescriptions dispensed in the U.S. is filled with a Teva generic product. 

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