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Actavis Confirms Generic NuvaRing Patent Challenge

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Actavis (NYSE: ACT) today confirmed that its subsidiary, Warner Chilcott Company LLC, has filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval to market Ethinyl Estradiol and Etonogestrel Vaginal Ring, 0.015 mg/24 hour and 0.12 mg/24 hour.  Actavis' ANDA product is a generic version of Merck & Co.'s NuvaRing®, which is an estrogen/progestin combination hormonal contraceptive indicated for use by women to prevent pregnancy.

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