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Watson Launches Generic PROMETRIUM

Watson Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: WPI) today confirmed that Watson has launched an authorized generic version of PROMETRIUM® (progesterone, USP) Capsules 100mg and 200mg, as part of an agreement with Abbott Laboratories. Watson began shipping the product today. PROMETRIUM® Capsules are indicated for use in the prevention of endometrial hyperplasia in non hysterectomized postmenopausal women who are receiving conjugated estrogen tablets. They are also indicated for use in secondary amenorrhea.

Under the terms of the supply agreement, Abbott manufactures and supplies Watson with all dosage strengths of the authorized generic product. Watson markets and distributes the product in the United States and the parties will share profits based on sales of the product. Other terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

For the most recent twelve months ending January 31, 2012, PROMETRIUM® had sales of approximately $198 million, according to IMS Health data.

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