Germany's Bayer plans to buy Merck & Co.'s consumer care business

TRENTON, N.J. - Germany's Bayer plans to buy U.S.-based Merck & Co...medicine cabinet of household names from Bayer's aspirin to Merck's Claritin allergy...billion deal announced Tuesday would vault Bayer AG atop the nonprescription medicine business...

Bayer announces strategic alliance with Schering-Plough

...BERLIN - German chemical and drug maker Bayer AG announced Monday it has entered a strategic...Jersey-based company market and distribute Bayer's primary care pharmaceutical products...will affect some 1,800 U.S.-based Bayer primary care sales and marketing positions...

Bayer ads went too far, government says

...everybody. The distinction is costing Bayer Corp. $1 million, the tab for a consumer...Tuesday to settle government charges that Bayer's advertising oversold aspirin's benefits...aspirin regimen," say the full-page ads Bayer must run in four national magazines between...

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Bayer triples production of Cipro

...even heard of Cipro a month ago. Now, Bayer Corp. is more than tripling its production...antibiotic directly from manufacturers. Bayer holds the patent for the drug until 2003...to do so. We're checking that out." Bayer has promised the government it will be...

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Doyle wins rain-shortened Bayer Advantage by one stroke

...Allen Doyle was declared the winner of the rain-shortened Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am on Sunday after thunderstorms swept...beating Jerry Pate by one stroke. "I know it's not the way Bayer and the tournament people wanted it to end, but I'm thrilled...

Merck will sell stake in Schering

...sell its 21.8 percent stake in Schering AG to Bayer AG, clearing the way for Bayer to take over Schering and end a merger drama that...position to block the takeover. The deal will give Bayer access to Schering's lineup of best-selling...

Decision sparks debate over patent rights

...legal action from the antibiotic's maker, Bayer AG. Officials at the Germany-based drug...soon as possible to discuss this matter," Bayer spokeswoman Christina Sehnert said. In Canada, Bayer officials were more belligerent, saying a...

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Odds and ends

ELKHART, Ind. -- Bayer Corp. is selling a former Alka-Seltzer...any concerns he had about the site. "Bayer's willingness to essentially give the...vice president and general manager for Bayer Diagnostics. "The benefit for the city...

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Business briefs

BRIEFLY First Bayer, Baycol case goes to trial CORPUS CHRISTI...Friday in a $560 million lawsuit against Bayer Corp. over a cholesterol drug that was...the first of about 8,400 cases against Bayer to go to trial. Mr. Haltom's lawyers...

Business briefs

Bayer plans to cut pharmaceutical jobs LEVERKUSEN, Germany - German drug maker Bayer said Wednesday it would drop 1,300 jobs at its pharmaceuticals division, which is still suffering the aftereffects from withdrawal of a key drug last year...