The Abbott Split Up: Who Wins?
After implementing a workforce reduction of 1,900 U.S. employees in January, Abbott Laboratories Inc. in recent months had re-organized its diversified company into three units – proprietary pharmaceuticals, durable growth products and innovation-driven devices. Its latest announcement cements that change: Abbott will divide into a diversified medical products company, to retain the Abbott name, and a research-based pharmaceuticals company, which will take a new, to-be-determined name.
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