Warner Chilcott to Close ex-P & G Drug Site in Ohio

Wed, 03/24/2010 - 5:54am

MASON, Ohio (AP) — The company that bought Procter & Gamble Co.'s prescription drug business has given notice it plans to close a facility in southwest Ohio, affecting 163 workers.

Warner Chilcott has informed the Ohio Department of Job and Family Service that layoffs at the former P&G pharmaceutical operation in Mason will begin May 31 and end by Aug. 31. A notice posted on the department's Web site this week says an unspecified number of the managers, scientists and other employees at the site will be offered jobs elsewhere.

Warner Chilcott PLC is based in Ardee, Ireland and has its U.S. headquarters in Rockaway, N.J. The company purchased the osteoporosis drug Actonel and the rest of Cincinnati-based P&G's prescription portfolio last summer for $3.1 billion.



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