North America

Obama advisor joins Sanofi

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

Obama advisor joins Sanofi

By Fiona BARRY

Plus cannabinoid drugmaker moves into North America, and more from our weekly IPT column. 

Bayer looking to become global OTC leader with $14.2bn acquisition

Bayer buys Merck & Co.'s OTC business for $14.2bn

By Dan Stanton

Bayer says it will become the OTC leader in North America having acquired Merck & Co.’s consumer health business for $14.2bn (€10.2bn), in the latest shift in Big Pharma assets.

BASF to build formic acid plant in US

BASF to build formic acid plant in US

BASF has announced plans for a new formic acid production plant in the US, citing the pharmaceutical industry among its key customer targets.