GSK seeks clearance to acquire Pfizer’s consumer healthcare

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GSK seeks clearance to acquire Pfizer’s consumer healthcare

Commerce Commission
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The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from GlaxoSmithKline plc seeking clearance to acquire the consumer healthcare business of Pfizer Inc.

GSK is a global pharmaceuticals company active in the research, development, manufacturing and supply of prescription pharmaceuticals, human vaccines, and consumer healthcare pharmaceuticals that are available without a prescription.

Pfizer is also a global pharmaceuticals company involved in the research, development, manufacturing and supply of medicines. Pfizer’s consumer healthcare business develops, manufactures and supplies non-prescription medicines in the areas of pain management, gastrointestinal health, respiratory, dietary supplements and personal care products.

In New Zealand, both parties supply non-prescription cold and flu treatments and medicines for systemic pain relief.

A public version of the clearance application is available on the Commission’s case register.

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