Chinese police have questioned two more AstraZeneca employees in Shanghai, after a sales representative was taken away for questioning earlier, the British drugmaker said on Tuesday.
The two individuals are line managers of the sales representative who was detained on Friday, a spokeswoman for the company said. One of the managers is continuing to help the Shanghai Public Security Bureau with their inquiries.
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The spokeswoman said the company had no reason to think that the police inquiries were connected to any wider investigation.
AstraZeneca previously described the questioning of its sales representative as a local police matter that did not appear to be directly linked to allegations of corruption made against GlaxoSmithKline .
(Reporting by Ben Hirschler; Editing by Greg Mahlich)