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Pfizer’s shares slump 7% after discontinuing sale of Corex cough syrup

Shares of pharmaceutical firm Pfizer slumped nearly 7% on Monday as the company discontinued the manufacture and sale of popular cough syrup Corex.

business Updated: Mar 14, 2016 16:11 IST
Shares of pharmaceutical firm Pfizer slumped nearly 7% on Monday.
Shares of pharmaceutical firm Pfizer slumped nearly 7% on Monday.(Reuters File Photo)

Shares of pharmaceutical firm Pfizer slumped nearly 7% on Monday as the company discontinued the manufacture and sale of popular cough syrup Corex.

Its stock plunged 6.94% to Rs 1,794 on BSE.

At NSE, shares of the company tanked 6.85% to Rs 1,796.

Pfizer has discontinued manufacture and sale of Corex cough syrup after the government banned fixed dose combination of Chlopheniramine Maleate+ Codeine Syrup.

“This is to inform you that the Government of India vide Notification... dated March 10, 2016... has prohibited the manufacture for sale and distribution of fixed dose combination of Chlopheniramine Maleate + Codeine Syrup with immediate effect,” Pfizer said in a BSE filing on Monday.

The company then discontinued the manufacture and sale of the drug with immediate effect, it said.

“The above prohibition is likely to have an adverse impact on the revenue and profitability of the company... Corex recorded sale of Rs 176 crore for the nine month period ended December 31, 2015,” the company said.