Teva is committed to quality medicines
The recent announcements surrounding oral-contraceptive recalls in Canada have received much attention in these past few months. Unfortunately, media coverage has inaccurately tainted the entire generic industry with quality-control issues.
While the recalls are no doubt concerning, we wanted to inform you about Teva's oral-contraceptive products.
Teva develops and manufactures generic and brand-name medicines
At Teva Canada, we produce both generic and brand-name medicines. We are part of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, one of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies.
We manufacture our oral contraceptives in the USA—in Teva-owned facilities
Teva Canada's generic oral-contraceptive products, Aviane®, Apri® and Portia®, have offered the option of safe, effective and cost-effective birth control since 2007—with over one million prescriptions filled for Canadian women each year.
We are committed to top-quality products
We are committed to the ongoing investment in industry-leading manufacturing and packaging technologies, and quality processes and systems. When packaging our oral contraceptives, we employ a state-of-the-art system that compares images of every blister pack with a standard pack. If a discrepancy is detected, the product is rejected and removed from the process. While no company can affirm a perfect record, we at Teva are confident that our quality procedures ensure that we provide safe, high-quality products to our patients.
In Canada, our commitment of quality to our patients and customers has been verified over the past four years through six FDA, 14 Health Canada, 11 customer and seven global Teva internal inspections—with no critical observations received on our manufacturing, packaging and quality-assurance processes. This is thanks, in part, to our employees’ commitment to quality.
We welcome your questions
At Teva Canada, our medications fill over 200,000 prescriptions in Canada every single day. For nearly 50 years, we’ve been a vital part of making Canadian healthcare sustainable. You and your patients can trust Teva products.
We encourage you to get to know us better. If you have any questions about our medicines, please call our medical information department at 1-800-268-4127 ext. 1255005 or visit www.TevaMakesMedicines.ca.
President & CEO