Actavis Completes Forest Laboratories Acquisition

“Actavis’ best-in-class commercial engine is powered by a specialty brand business that is now positioned to compete with the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, marketing more than 35 products across seven therapeutic market segments and maintaining blockbuster product franchises in five therapeutic categories, as well as a global generics business that remains an industry powerhouse, with operations in approximately 60 countries and a top 10 position in more than 25 markets across the world,” Saunders added.

The Company’s investment in the development of innovative brand products is complemented by Actavis’ unwavering commitment to invest in its best-in-class generic product development organization, which is a leader in the industry with approximately 220 Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) currently filed in the United States,60 of whichare believed to be confirmed as new first-to-file applications, and more than 750 filings across the globe.Actavis has taken significant steps to dramatically enhance its development of generic injectable and inhalation products, and continues to focus on complementing its pipeline of solid oral dosage products with more complex modified-release and other dosage forms.

Actavis markets a broad portfolio of branded and generic pharmaceuticals and develops innovative medicines for patients suffering from diseases principally in the central nervous system, gastroenterology, women’s health, urology, cardiovascular, respiratory and anti-infective therapeutic categories. The Company is an industry leader in product research and development, with one of the broadest brand development pipelines in the pharmaceutical industry, and a leading position in the submission of generic product applications. Actavis has commercial operations in more than 60 countries and operates more than 30 manufacturing and distribution facilities around the world.

SOURCE Actavis plc