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Sanofi says U.S. sales force cut 11 pct since 2005

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis SASY.PA said on Wednesday it had reduced its U.S. sales force by 11 percent since 2005, following generic competition to key products.

Pharmaceuticals head Hanspeter Spek told a post-results conference call that numbers had fallen to 8,292 in June this year from 8,809 a year earlier and 9,306 in June 2005.

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