Printer Friendly

SMITHKLINE BEECHAM ACQUIRES ANIMAL HEALTH PRODUCTS FROM HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE

 PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- SmithKline Beecham (NYSE: SBH) has acquired the Roche Animal Health packaged pharmaceutical products business from Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc., Nutley, N.J.
 Included in the purchase are Albon(R), a broad-spectrum sulfadimethoxine anti-infective product for cats, dogs, cattle and poultry; Primor(R), a potentiated sulfadimethoxine anti-infective for dogs; and Rocavit(R) and Injacom(R), injectable vitamins A, D and E for cattle, poultry and companion animals.
 SmithKline Beecham also acquired several Roche products currently in research and development, including the quinolone anti-infective marbofloxacin and the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory carprofen.
 Roche is retaining its feed additive products business, which includes Avatec(R), Rofenaid(R) and Romet(R).
 "This is our most significant purchase since the formation of SmithKline Beecham Animal Health in 1989," said Ignace Goethals, president, SmithKline Beecham Animal Health. "It exemplifies our ongoing corporate commitment to provide veterinarians and livestock and poultry producers with the best and most comprehensive line of animal health products in the industry."
 Marketing of Albon, Primor, Rocavit and Injacom products by SmithKline Beecham Animal Health in the United States begins immediately.
 SmithKline Beecham Animal Health is a unit of SmithKline Beecham, one of the world's leading health care companies.
 /delval/
 -0- 9/28/93
 /CONTACT: Brian Bagnall of SmithKline Beecham, 215-251-7410/
 (SBH)


CO: SmithKline Beecham; Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. ST: Pennsylvania, New Jersey IN: MTC SU: TNM

MJ -- PH004 -- 6241 09/28/93 09:02 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1993 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1993 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Sep 28, 1993
Words:233
Previous Article:MINORCO ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY RESULTS FOR THE YEAR TO JUNE 30, 1993
Next Article:HILLHAVEN REPORTS 47-PERCENT INCREASE IN FIRST QUARTER PRETAX EARNINGS
Topics:

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters