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Mallinckrodt taps restructuring firms - report

Sept 4 (Reuters) - Drugmaker Mallinckrodt Plc has hired restructuring firms and may choose to seek bankruptcy protection, CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing a media report.

Shares of the company were down about 42% in after-hours trading.

The company did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. (Reporting by Soundarya J in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)