Protease inhibitor market
Revenues for Cardinal's pharmaceutical technologies & services segment were "dramatically impacted by the slowdown in the U.S. health & nutritional and protease inhibitor markets," company says. Cardinal's R.P. Scherer unit manufactures protease inhibitors for Abbott (Kaletra and Norvir), Roche (Fortovase) and GlaxoSmithKline (Agenerase). Cardinal attributed the slowdown in PI sales to "drug holidays" now favored by physicians for their HIV patients
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