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Schering-Plough Q1

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Increased sales of sun care, including the Bain de Soleil and Coppertone brands, helped drive the consumer health segment up 11% over the prior-year period to $345 mil. in the first quarter of 2007. Sun-care sales grew 20% over the prior-year period to $90 mil. during the quarter, Schering-Plough says. Sales of foot care, driven by Dr. Scholl's, decreased 6% to $78 mil., down from $83 mil. in Q1 2006. Chairman and CEO Fred Hassan remarked that the Consumer Health Care businesses are "growing;" other than sun care and foot care, the segment includes the firm's OTC business as well as its OTC Claritin business. Net sales for the quarter totalled $3 bil., up 17% over the prior-year period...
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