Patent expiry continues to haunt AstraZeneca, Britain's second-largest drugmaker, which reported a 19% slide in third-quarter sales on Thursday.
The company said it was hurt by the loss of exclusivity for Seroquel IR, its bestselling antipsychotic treatment, as well as Atacand for high blood pressure, antibiotic Merrem, cholesterol drug Crestor in Canada and heartburn pill Nexium in Europe. Revenues fell to $6.7bn (£4.15bn) in the third quarter from $8.2bn a year ago.
New boss Pascal Soriot, who joined from Roche and suspended share buybacks on his first day in the job at the beginning of the month, said buying in new treatments would be an important way of rebuilding the pipeline. He added that the recently launched heart drug Brilinta had the potential to do far better.
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