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  • Alcon posted its Q2 2017 financial report. During this period, net sales were $1.5 billion (vision care and surgical sales rose by 2 and 3 percent, respectively), and the company made an operating loss of $19 million during that time. Parent company, Novartis, reported a net income over the same period of $2 billion (a rise of $0.2 billion over Q2 2016’s value), with net sales of $12.2 billion, and an operating income of $2.3 billion.

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Mark Hillen

I spent seven years as a medical writer, writing primary and review manuscripts, congress presentations and marketing materials for numerous – and mostly German – pharmaceutical companies. Prior to my adventures in medical communications, I was a Wellcome Trust PhD student at the University of Edinburgh.

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