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Boehringer Ingelheim will eliminate more than 10 percent of its staff in France — 327 positions, which includes 197 in human health and 130 in its animal health unit, Pharmaphorum writes. The move comes nearly two years after the company acquired the Sanofi (SNY) animal health unit in exchange for its consumer health division. All told, Boehringer employs 2,800 employees in France across both divisions. The cuts come on the heels of plans by Sanofi to axe 670 jobs in France.

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