Sales of prilosec (losec) in the U.S. up 35 percent in 1998

SALES OF PRILOSEC (LOSEC ) IN THE U.S. UP 35 PERCENT IN 1998 Total sales of Prilosec (Losec) in the U.S. during the fourth quarter of 1998 amounted to USD 850 (1997: 655) m., an increase of 30 percent. Total sales of Prilosec during the period January - December 1998 amounted to USD 3,015 (2,240) m., an increase of 35 percent, corresponding to approximately SEK 23,900 (17,100) m. Total prescrip-tions rose by approximately 30 percent during the first eleven months. Contact persons: Mikael Widell, Press Officer, PR & Information, Astra AB, +46 8 553 264 28 Michael Olsson, Manager, Investor Relations, Astra AB, +46 8 553 259 52 Jörgen Winroth, Investor Relations U.S., Astra AB,+1 609 896 4148 ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/01/25/19990125BIT00150/bit0001.pdf http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/01/25/19990125BIT00150/bit0002.pdf

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