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Bayer Lands Merck Consumer As Springboard to Lead Global OTC Industry

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The $14.2 billion deal is “a major milestone on our path toward global leadership” in OTC sales, says Bayer Chairman Marijn Dekkers. The acquisition focuses on expanding international sales of Merck products including the Claritin allergy, Coppertone sunscreen and MiraLax constipation lines.

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