Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT), drug and medical device maker declared on Wednesday that it has higher Q3 profit, topping analyst anticipations, even as revenue plunged. The firm, which is in the process of following-up several of its businesses, also eliminating 550 employees worldwide and declared it aims to cut several hundred additional positions coming year.
Adelle Infante, Spokeswoman disclosed that the jobs cut were in Abbott's nutrition, medical devices, established pharmaceuticals and molecular diagnostics divisions.
The firm recorded a $478M pretax restructuring charge through the quarter for costs tied to before job reduces and those expected for 2013.
In January Abbott declared that it would cut 700 jobs as part of its ongoing restructuring efforts. At that time the firm declared that most of those jobs cuts would impact employees who complete its heart stents and diagnostic tests.
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