Second-quarter net sales of Taxotere® declined by 64.5% to euro 204 million reflecting rapid generic erosion in the U.S. (sales down 84.0% to euro 34 million) and in Western Europe (sales down 73.3% to euro 51 million). First-half sales of Taxotere® were euro 586 million, down 49.1%, 44.2% of which (euro 259 million) was generated outside the U.S. and Western Europe.
Jevtana® (cabazitaxel) recorded second-quarter net sales of euro 48 million. Sales in the U.S. reached euro 35 million. Jevtana® was launched in Germany and France in Q2 2011 and generated sales in Western Europe of euro 9 million.
Worldwide presence(1) of Plavix®/Iscover®
The second quarter worldwide presence of Plavix® was euro 1,767 million, up 11.1%, reflecting strong growth in the U.S. (sales were euro 1,215 million, up 16.9% - net sales consolidated by Bristol-Myers Squibb), Japan (+21.7% to euro 162 million), and China (+28.1% to euro 72 million). Sales in Europe were euro 149 million, down 29.8% due to generic competition. The first half worldwide presence of Plavix® reached euro 3,501 million, an increase of 5.9%. Consolidated sales in Japan and China were euro 301 (up 24.6%) and euro 132 million (up 29.5%), respectively.
(9) World excluding the U.S. and Canada, Western Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand
(1) See Appendix 10 for definitions of financial indicators
Worldwide presence of Plavix®/Iscover®: geographic split(millions of euros)
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