CASTLEFORD, England, September 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Teva UK Limited, the UK's leading generics manufacturer, is entering a whole new market sector by launching an over the counter (OTC) range of medicines.

Delivering Good Health for less, the comprehensive range will initially feature high quality analgesic, gastro-intestinal, allergy and cold and flu relief products, with more than 20 lines in total (P1 and GSL2).

Ryan Ruscoe, OTC Brand Manager for Teva UK Limited, says: We've selected the range to meet consumers' everyday healthcare needs, and to give them a real alternative to leading brand remedies.

He adds: This is a great opportunity for pharmacy to deliver superb value to their customer and achieve excellent returns on their bottom line through a quality range of good value products. We're delighted that Teva - the established name behind the counter - will soon be available over the counter.

Kim Innes, Teva's Commercial Director, explains: We're always looking at different ways to help our pharmacy customers. Our generics portfolio is already the widest of any other UK generics supplier, and branching out into OTCs seems like the next logical step. We believe that our OTC range will really add further value, helping them achieve their business goals in this challenging healthcare environment.

A full consumer launch is scheduled for the autumn, and further products will also be launched in the new year.

The range is now available to pre-order, and pharmacists can get in touch with their usual sales Teva contact, on 0800-085-8621 or via to register their interest.

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Notes to Editors:

1. Pharmacy (P) medicines are available from a pharmacy without a prescription, but under the supervision of a pharmacist. You need to ask the pharmacy staff for this type of medicine as it will be kept behind the counter and will not be available for you to pick up from the pharmacy shelves. The pharmacist or another member of staff will check that the medicine is appropriate for you and your health problem, and will ask questions to ensure that there's no reason why you shouldn't use the medicine.

2. General sales list (GSL) medicines can be bought from pharmacies, supermarkets and other retail outlets without the supervision of a pharmacist. These include medicines to treat minor, self-limiting complaints that people may feel aren't serious enough to see their doctor or pharmacist about, such as the common cold, headaches, other aches and pains, minor cuts and stomach-related upsets.

Definitions taken from (30/7/10)

About Teva UK Limited: Teva UK Limited is one of the UK's top ten pharmaceutical manufacturers, with a presence in the generics, branded respiratory and hospitals markets. It has the widest range of any UK generic pharmaceutical company and markets solid and liquid dose, injectable and respiratory medicines to healthcare professionals. The company is part of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd which has 38,000 employees based in 70 countries around the world.


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