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...

40 percent of honey bees dying

...included unusual queen loss and seemed worse in colonies that moved more.Dick Rogers, chief beekeeper for pesticide-maker Bayer, said the loss figure is "not unusual at all" and said the survey shows an end result of more colonies now than before...

Barcelona closes in on Spanish league title

...PSG can wrap up the title next weekend if it manages a draw at Montpellier. BUNDESLIGA: Borussia Moenchengladbach defeated Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 to go provisionally second in the Bundesliga while Bayern Munich lost 1-0 to Augsburg on Saturday for the...

Juventus wins fourth consecutive Serie A title

...into the net by Jonas Olsson in the second half, and United striker Robin van Persie then had a penalty saved. BUNDESLIGA: Bayer Leverkusen substitute Julian Brandt scored on his 19th birthday to inflict a 2-0 defeat on Bayern Munich in the German champion's...

Not all azaleas bloomed well this year

...systemic insecticides that are simply poured on the ground and water in. One popular product contains imidacloprid and is sold as Bayer Tree and Shrub Insect Control, Amdro Tree and Shrub Care, or Spectracide Tree and Shrub Insect Spray Concentrate. Another...

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...