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Sanofi said to be looking at options for $30bn consumer health unit

Sanofi said to be looking at options for $30bn consumer health unit

Sanofi’s consumer health brands include allergy treatment Allegra, Rolaids antacids, IcyHot for muscle pain and the Dulcolax laxative range. ... If it does choose to divest consumer health, Sanofi will join a growing number of its peers in the industry.

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  • Hudson named Brandicourt’s successor as Sanofi’s CEO Hudson named Brandicourt’s successor as Sanofi’s CEO

    Olivier Brandicourt. Brandicourt presided over a restricting of Sanofi’s business, masterminding the exchange of its animal health business with Boehringer Ingelheim’s consumer health unit in a $25bn asset swap

  • Bayer axes 1,250 pharma jobs, with R&D taking the brunt Bayer axes 1,250 pharma jobs, with R&D taking the brunt

    Bayer is also thinking of selling off some of its consumer health brands – notably Coppertone sun care and Dr Scholl foot care products – as well as its 60% stake in German ... The consumer health unit will lose around 1, 100 workers, with crop

  • Pfizer builds gap between pharma and consumer health units Pfizer builds gap between pharma and consumer health units

    Its consumer health division will become a standalone unit after lack of buyer interest. ... Pfizer’s efforts to find a buyer for its consumer health business have come to nothing, so it’s reorganising to make it easier to pursue other options for

  • P&G agrees $4.2bn buy of Merck KGaA’s consumer health unit P&G agrees $4.2bn buy of Merck KGaA’s consumer health unit

    Merck revealed it was considering a sale or partnership of its consumer health unit last year, marking a departure for the traditionally conservative, family-owned group, which for many years has ... Pfizer has also been trying to agree a sale for its

  • Sanofi sells European generics to Advent for $2.4bn Sanofi sells European generics to Advent for $2.4bn

    Under Brandicourt, the French group has already divested its animal health business via a 22.8bn asset-swap deal with Boehringer Ingelheim in 2015 that bolstered Sanofi’s consumer health unit. ... Just this month, for example, GlaxoSmithKline divested

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  • Having it all: Women in wealthy countries consider what makes them happy Having it all: Women in wealthy countries consider what makes them happy

    A survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on behalf of Merck Consumer Health, and presented in the recently released study Women's health and well-being: evolving definitions and ... The focus on health as a defining element of

  • Aiming high for women Aiming high for women

    A survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on behalf of Merck Consumer Health, and presented in the recently released study Women's health and well-being: evolving definitions and ... 16. Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies. 17

  • Sustainable solutions Sustainable solutions

    While focusing on LifeSciences, Bayer was working hard to boost its standing in the consumer health space. ... In May 2014 it paid $14.2bn for Merck &Co's consumer health unit.

  • Preparing for growth in consumer healthcare Preparing for growth in consumer healthcare

    These marked a number of significant advances in the last century as the company expanded from a standard pharmacy to become a significant player in consumer health. ... Patient focus. Having led Merck's global allergy business unit Allergopharma and now

  • Deal Watch table for March 2014 Deal Watch table for March 2014

    Acquisition of remaining 30% shares. GSK takes full control of its Indonesian consumer health unit.

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  • Bayer appoints senior vice president for consumer health unit Bayer appoints senior vice president for consumer health unit

    Brenda Raphael joins from Pfizer, where she was general manager. Bayer has appointed Brenda Raphael as its new senior vice president and general manager of its therapeutic business unit of consumer ... Natalie Bartner, president of North America consumer

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