Teva to Buy U.S. Marketing Rights to Copaxone From Sanofi-Aventis

Until now it's been booking 55% of Copaxone sales in the U.S., CFO reveals at press conference

Teva (TASE, Nasdaq: TEVA)  means to buy the U.S. marketing rights to its multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone from Sanofi-Aventis, in exchange for 25% of the revenues, the company revealed in its post-results press conference today.

Copaxone was developed by Teva, but it shares the marketing rights with Sanofi-Aventis.

Teva means to take over exclusive marketing rights in the United States and to record 75% of the revenues thereon.

Chief financial officer Dan Suesskind confirmed today for the first time that until now, Teva had been booking 55% of Copaxone's sales, while Sanofi-Aventis had recorded the rest.