Other Operating Expenses

Other operating expenses were comprised as follows:

Other Operating Expenses








€ million


€ million

Losses on retirements of noncurrent assets





Impairment losses on receivables





Expenses related to significant legal risks





Losses from derivatives





Miscellaneous operating expenses










Of the impairment losses on receivables, €75 million (2017: €74 million) pertained to past-due receivables in Brazil.

Miscellaneous operating expenses included €1,547 million in impairment losses recognized on the goodwill of Consumer Health, along with donations to charitable causes (all segments) and subsidies for patient assistance programs with government agencies and partners of health care systems (Pharmaceuticals segment) in the amount of €123 million (2017: €52 million).

Information on the legal risks can be found in Note “Legal risks.”

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