SmithKline Sales, Net Climb PHILADELPHIA -- SmithKline Beecham here reported that for the second quarter ended June 30, 1996, sales grew 17% from a year earlier, to $2.94 billion. Operating profits rose 14% in the second quarter this year to $567 million. The company's pretax profit was $523 million, while earnings per share increased 12%. SmithKline reported that all consumer categories showed sales increases in the second quarter, including over-the-counter medicines, oral health care and ...

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