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Botox lifts firm's profit

BOTOX sales boosted pharmaceutical company Allergan's fourth quarter earnings as more turned to the injection for treatment of migraines.

The company, which has a large factory in Westport, Mayo, said it earned €238m in the fourth quarter, compared with €206m in the year earlier period.

Excluding special items, Allergan said it earned €0.84 per share in the fourth quarter.