Germany's Bayer plans to buy Merck & Co.'s consumer care business for $14.2 billion

  • by: LINDA A. JOHNSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 6, 2014 - 2:35 PM

TRENTON, N.J. — Germany's Bayer plans to buy U.S.-based Merck & Co.'s consumer health business, creating a combined medicine cabinet of household names from Bayer's aspirin to Merck's Claritin allergy pills.

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