Will The Pfizer-Mylan Deal Face Antitrust Hurdles?
It's possible the US Federal Trade Commission could require Mylan or Pfizer's Upjohn to divest some pharmaceuticals as the companies have more than 70 overlapping products.
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Opened with a big splash just two months ago in a brand new headquarters in Shanghai, Pfizer's Upjohn established products subsidiary is now merging with Mylan to create the world's largest generics group, stirring up local concerns that the focus could shift from China back to the US.
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