Wockhardt’s earnings devastated by FDA bans
Wockhardt reported Tuesday that its April-June net profit was 199.5 million rupees ($3.26 million), compared with 3.23 billion rupees ($52.9 million) a year earlier, Reuters reported. Net sales fell 27% to 9.91 billion rupees ($162 million) and were off 60% in the U.S., the company said in its earnings report.
The drugmaker had two of its manufacturing plants in India banned last year from exporting to the U.S. after inspectors found that it had been manipulating its testing data and passing for sale drugs that were not up to specs. The agency has since followed up with an intensive review of Wockhardt’s Morton Grove plant near Chicago, which was helping the drugmaker prop up its U.S. sales, citing it for many of the same kinds of problems.