Closure of Cody Labs could cost millions

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CODY, Wyo. (AP) - The closure of a Wyoming pharmaceutical subsidiary is expected to cost its owner about $5 million.

The Cody Enterprise reports Lannett Company Inc. estimates that closing Cody Labs will include termination payouts as it cuts 70 remaining positions.

Philadelphia-based Lannett reported the closure costs in a June 11 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission report.

Cody Labs develops and manufactures controlled substance active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Lannett says the $5 million estimate includes about $2.5 million in severance and pay for employees designated for layoffs, $2 million for contract termination, and about $500,000 to move equipment and property to other company facilities.

Lannett approved a plan to sell Cody Labs' API business in September 2018, but now plans to sell the subsidiary's equipment and real estate.