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Chinese switch hurts Bayer

This article was originally published in OTC Bulletin & The Rose Sheet

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An “unexpected” move by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) to reverse-switch two of its leading OTC products, in combination with “persistently weak business development in the US”, caused Bayer’s Consumer Health sales to fall by 2.9% to €5.86 billion in 2017, the German company reported.

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