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Sanofi Buys Australia’s Primary Health For $544 Million

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Sanofi-Aventis is buying Australia's Primary Health Care, the nation's largest distributor of vitamin supplements, for $544 million. In reaching agreement with Primary, Sanofi bested Merck KgaA of Germany. In a separate deal, Primary is about to cease taking bids for its pharmacy business, expected to garner $487.2 million, with Zuelig Pharma of Switzerland considered a potential bidder. Primary has been selling off units after taking over Symbion Health, a maker of medical-testing equipment, earlier this year. (Click here for more



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