European Notebook: Sanofi Exiting Toulouse; Job Cuts At Pierre Fabre; Generics Suspended In Four States
The newly formed European Commission sets out plans to improve industrial growth and international trade while leading French pharma companies Sanofi and Pierre Fabre announce plans to trim their R&D workforces. Asian companies in contrast are seeking growth opportunities in Europe, including India’s Cipla and Thailand’s CP Group.
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Sanofi says it will cut up to 900 jobs in France over the next three years to make its R&D operations there more efficient – that’s less than half the number foreshadowed in July by French trade unions and after the drug maker came under public pressure from the country’s left-wing government.
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