• Bloomberg


Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., the Japanese unit of Roche Holding AG, said first-quarter profit fell 50 percent from a year earlier because of a drop in sales of Tamiflu and Epogin, two of its three best-selling medicines.

Net income fell to ¥6.7 billion in the three months ended March 31, from ¥13.3 billion a year earlier, the Tokyo-based company said. Sales fell 27 percent to ¥66.2 billion, Chugai said.

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