The transaction also makes Schering-Plough a global leader in Animal Health through the combination of Schering-Plough Animal Health and Intervet. "We increase our science strength, and we increase our scale in Animal Health," said Hassan. "This greatly increases the value we will bring to customers. We see this strong combined Animal Health unit as a key strategic part of our integrated business that will contribute to long-term high performance."
As a result of the combination, Schering-Plough's leading prescription products will include the Organon products: FOLLISTIM/ PUREGON, a fertility treatment; ZEMURON/ ESMERON, a muscle relaxant; and NUVARING and IMPLANON for contraception. These add to Schering-Plough's strong base of human pharmaceuticals, including VYTORIN and ZETIA, cholesterol-lowering medicines that Schering-Plough markets through a global joint venture with Merck & Co., Inc.; REMICADE, a treatment for immune-mediated inflammatory disorders marketed outside the U.S.; NASONEX, a prescription allergy nasal spray; and PEGINTRON for hepatitis C. Additionally, Schering-Plough's Consumer Health Care segment is an important asset with key products, including OTC CLARITIN, MiraLAX, DR. SCHOLL'S and COPPERTONE.
In Animal Health, the combination brings together complementary
pharmaceutical products and vaccines to help prevent and cure diseases and
increase performance. Schering-Plough adds to its portfolio additional
vaccines for major animal species, such as VISTA/BOVILIS, a vaccine line
for respiratory and reproductive infectious diseases in cattle; the NOBILIS
range of live and inactivated vaccines protecting poultry against a wide
range of viral and bacterial diseases; and CONTINUUM/NOBIVAC, a range of
|SOURCE Schering-Plough Corporation|
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