Sanofi Consumer Sales Slow As Pandemic-Driven Surge Ends, But OTC Xyzal Line Still Shines
Sanofi says slower sales after consumers stockpiled cold and cough products in Q1 combined with OTC Zantac removal US and Canada drove 8% drop in consumer health care sales in Q2 to $1.18bn. Xyzal allergy brand had stellar results in the US and worldwide sales grew 76.9%.
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