January 14, 2016 / 3:26 AM / 2 years ago

Pfizer weighing sale of Hospira's pump business: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Drugmaker Pfizer Inc PFE.N is thinking about selling hospital products maker Hospira’s infusion pump business for about $2 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

A company logo is seen at a Pfizer office in Dublin, Ireland November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Talks are said to be at an early stage, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. (bloom.bg/1OQhp8A)

Pfizer closed its $15 billion acquisition of Hospira, which makes biosimilars and generic versions of injectable drugs, in September.

A Pfizer spokeswoman declined to comment.

Infusion pumps are computerized and are designed to deliver medications directly into patients’ bloodstreams.

In November, Pfizer said it would buy Botox maker Allergan Plc AGN.N in a deal worth $160 billion, which would create the world’s largest drugmaker.

Reporting by Anya George Tharakan in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair

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