Abbott reports quarterly net sales of $5.37 billion

Abbott reported third-quarter net sales of $5.37 billion, up 2% from $5.27 billion in the same quarter a year ago, according to a news release.There was a negative impact on sales growth because of a sales disruption in the International Nutrition business, the release said.Quarterly sales for Abbott Medical Optics were $276 million; the increase was 11.7% on an operational sales basis and 7.3% on a reported sales basis.

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