Drugmaker AstraZeneca To Cut 1,150 U.S. Employees

AstraZeneca cutting jobs
AstraZeneca cutting jobs

By Tom Murphy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- AstraZeneca PLC will cut roughly 24 percent of its U.S. sales force in a push to curb costs as the drugmaker fends off growing generic challenges.

The British company said Wednesday that it will cut 1,150 employees, including sales representatives and managers. It employs 14,000 people in North America, with most of those working in the United States.