Teva to market generic Combivir tablets

JERUSALEM — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is set to market a generic version of an HIV treatment, the drug maker announced Thursday.

Teva said it will launch generic Combivir tablets (lamivudine and zidovudine) and is eligible for a 180-day period of marketing exclusivity, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The drug maker is expected to ship the drug in fourth quarter 2011, per terms of a settlement agreement between Teva, Glaxo Group and ViiV Healthcare.

Combivir tablets had annual sales of approximately $315 million in the United States, according to IMS sales data.