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GSK Pharma says sales affected due to trade issues

PTI New Delhi | Updated on October 07, 2013 Published on October 07, 2013

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals on Monday said its sales continue to be affected in the major pockets of the country as it products are not being purchased by stockists and retailers from September 15, 2013.

“It has come to our knowledge that in the major pockets of the country our products are not being purchased by the trade from September 15, 2013. On account of the above, sales of the company continue to be affected,” the company said in a statement.

No reason was immediately attributed for this trend but earlier in August the company had said a number of its products have come under the Drug Price Control Order (DPCO) 2013 which has come into effect in May 2013, resulting in reduction of prices of the company’s drugs.“The company estimates 5 per cent impact on an annualised basis on its sales and turnover,” it had added.

Commenting on today’s development, Angel Broking (VP-Research, Pharma) Sarabjit Kour Nangra said: “After the passage of the new DPCO, the company’s sales have been impacted and in the second quarter, the company’s sales declined by almost 2.3 per cent.”

Shares of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals today closed at Rs 2,490.95 per scrip on BSE, up 0.88 per cent from their previous close.

Published on October 07, 2013
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