Slowing Biopharmaceuticals Puts A Dent In Sandoz’ Sales
Slower sales growth by its Biopharmaceuticals unit amid competitive pressures in the US, combined with weakness in its Retail Generics and Anti-Infectives franchises, led Sandoz to report an overall 8% sales slide in the first quarter of this year.
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