Calculated in accordance with United States (U.S.) Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Amgen's GAAP EPS were $0.91 in the fourth quarter of 2008 compared to $0.76 in the same quarter last year. GAAP net income was $961 million in the fourth quarter of 2008 compared to $835 million in the fourth quarter of 2007. For the full year 2008, Amgen's reported GAAP EPS were $3.90, compared to $2.82 for the full year 2007. Full year 2008 GAAP net income was $4,196 million versus $3,166 million in 2007. GAAP reported results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2007 were negatively impacted by $60 million and $591 million, respectively, of incremental charges related to our previously announced restructuring plan. In addition, GAAP reported results for the full year 2007 were negatively impacted by the write-offs of $590 million of acquired in-process research and development related to the acquisitions of Alantos Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc. and Ilypsa, Inc.
"I am proud of Amgen's performance in 2008 and excited about our prospects in 2009 and beyond. While Amgen faces a range of challenges in today's environment, I am confident we are ready," said Kevin Sharer, chairman and chief executive officer.
Product Sales Performance
During the fourth quarter, total product sales increased 2 percent to $3,674 million from $3,618 million in the fourth quarter of 2007. Sales in the U.S. totaled $2,900 million, an increase of 1 percent versus $2,871 million in the fourth quarter of 2007. International
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