Teva launches generic high blood pressure drugs

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has launched U.S. sales of irbesartan and irbesartan-hydrochlorothiazide tablets, generic versions of Sanofi Aventis' high blood pressure treatments Avapro and Avalide tablets.

The brand products had annual sales of $464 million and $124 million in the United States, based on sales data from the IMS research firm.

Israel-based Teva, the world's largest maker of generic drugs, has been awarded a 180-day period of marketing exclusivity, the company said on Monday.

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