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Drugmakers Bayer, Merck combining their medicine cabinets in $14.2 billion purchase by Bayer

Bayer AG's proposed purchase of Merck & Co.'s consumer health unit would create a combined over-the-counter business with many of the products in a typical medicine chest.

Sales in 2013 for the top ten sellers in the proposed new lineup totaled 2.915 billion euros, or about $4.03 billion. Many are well known in the U.S. or Europe:

PRODUCT NAMECONDITIONORUSE

BAYER PRODUCTS
Bayer aspirinPainreliever
AlevePainreliever
Alka-SeltzerUpsetstomach,heartburn
One A DayVitamins
SupradynVitamins
BepanthenDiaperrash
CanestenAthlete'sfoot,skinrash,yeastinfection
MERCK PRODUCTS
ClaritinSeasonalandindoorallergies
Dr. Scholl'sShoeinserts,footskincare
CoppertoneSunprotectionlotions,sprays

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Source: Merck, Bayer

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