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Bayer sells Dr. Scholl’s foot care brand to Yellow Wood Partners

Bayer sells Dr. Scholl’s foot care brand to Yellow Wood Partners

WHIPPANY, N.J.— German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG said Monday U.S. investment firm Yellow Wood Partners will acquire its Dr. Scholl’s foot care business for $585 million. Bayer reported that the sale will enable it to “focus on building its core over-the-counter brands.” It said that Yellow Wood Partners, based in Boston, will create a stand-alone

CVS a big winner at CHPA annual gala

CVS a big winner at CHPA annual gala

NEW YORK — CVS Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Bayer Consumer Health + BrightGuard were the big winners Tuesday evening at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Educational Foundation at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. The CHPA’s annual gala celebrates the foundation’s mission of happier, healthier lives through responsible self-care and

Bayer names Guth to lead pharmaceuticals biz in the Americas

Bayer names Guth to lead pharmaceuticals biz in the Americas

WHIPPANY, N.J. — Bayer announced the appointment of Sebastian Guth as president of Pharmaceuticals, Americas Region, comprising the United States, Canada, Central and Latin America, effective December 1, 2018. “Sebastian is a highly respected, seasoned leader in the pharmaceutical industry, and I’m thrilled to have him lead Bayer’s largest pharmaceutical business worldwide,” said Dieter Weinand, member of Bayer’s board of management and president of

Bayer donates to United Fresh Start Foundation

Bayer donates to United Fresh Start Foundation

SAN DIEGO — Bayer has committed $40,000 to the United Fresh Start Foundation, in support of their mission to increase children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables. As part of the partnership, Bayer is funding salad bars for eight schools in California and Idaho. To promote this collaboration, and one of the new salad bars, the

Bayer raising colorectal cancer awareness

Bayer raising colorectal cancer awareness

WHIPPANY, N.J.— Bayer today announced another year of its partnership with patient advocacy organizations Colorectal Cancer Alliance and Fight Colorectal Cancer . Bayer and the alliance are undertaking the national Big Colon Tour  bringing a giant inflatable exhibit to 50 events nationwide to raise awareness throughout the year. Additionally, Bayer matched $1 for every #StrongArmSelfie

Bayer hires ABC News’ Dan Childs for U.S. media relations

Bayer hires ABC News’ Dan Childs for U.S. media relations

WHIPPANY, N.J. — ABC News medical journalist Dan Childs has joined Bayer as director of external communications, with responsibility mainly for U.S. media relations. Childs started at Bayer on Feb. 5. Most recently, he served as managing editor of the ABC News medical unit, a post he has held since October 2012. Bayer noted that Childs brings strong

Bayer Consumer Health makes pair of appointments

Bayer Consumer Health makes pair of appointments

WHIPPANY, N.J. — Next week, Brenda Raphael is slated to take the reins as senior vice president and general manager of the therapeutics business unit of Bayer Consumer Health commercial operations for North America. And in another appointment, Bayer has named Jennifer Brendel as vice president of communications for the Bayer Consumer Health division in

Bayer tabs RB executive for consumer health unit

Bayer tabs RB executive for consumer health unit

BASEL, Switzerland — Reckitt Benckiser executive Sharon James is joining Bayer as head of Global Innovation & Development (I&D), a unit of the Bayer Consumer Health Division. Plans call for James to start in the new post on Oct. 2, Bayer said. Based in Basel, Switzerland, she will report to Bayer Consumer Health Division president

Coppertone Whipped marks a first for sunscreens

Coppertone Whipped marks a first for sunscreens

WHIPPANY, N.J. — Bayer has rolled out Coppertone Whipped, which the company said is the first-ever whipped sunscreen. Coppertone Whipped has a rich and creamy texture but absorbs quickly and feels light on skin, unlike the heavy or sticky feeling of many other sunscreens, the company said. Available in Clearly Sheer and Water Babies Pure

Sanofi names Main to lead new consumer health unit

Sanofi names Main to lead new consumer health unit

PARIS — Sanofi has appointed former Bayer executive Alan Main as executive vice president of its newly formed Consumer HealthCare global business unit. Sanofi said Friday that Main, who also joins its executive committee, will be responsible for building and maintaining the company’s position in the consumer health care market, including the expected integration of

Bayer launches Aleve TENS device for back pain

Bayer launches Aleve TENS device for back pain

WHIPPANY, N.J. — Bayer has rolled out a TENS device under its Aleve pain relief brand, called Aleve Direct Therapy. The company said the back pain product is now available in the analgesics aisle at retailers nationwide. Devices using TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) technology alleviate pain by sending pulses on the surface of the

NACDS regional chain meeting still vital, vibrant

NACDS regional chain meeting still vital, vibrant

The most stunning aspect of the recently held NACDS Regional Chain Conference, convened on the west coast of Florida on February 1, was the absence of many of the industry veterans around whom the conference revolved in years past. Tony Civello, until recently the head of Kerr Drug, was absent, having sold his drug chain