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Bayer homes in on €10B plastics IPO with plans for summer roadshow

Bayer is gearing up to spin off its plastics unit and become a life-sciences-focused company, and as part of that prep, it's going on an investor roadshow to seek feedback on its plans.

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FDA approves a second placement confirmation test for Bayer's controversial Essure birth control device

It may be too little too late. But now the FDA has signed off on the use of transvaginal ultrasound as a means of ensuring the proper placement of the Essure permanent birth control device within three months of its insertion.

Bayer draws up big sales plans for ex-Merck OTC meds

Bayer has said it can pump an extra $400 million in revenue out of the OTC portfolio it acquired from Merck last year. And with that target in mind, new launches are on the agenda.

Bayer, J&J aim to protect Xarelto's market lead with focus on clinical data

Bayer and Johnson & Johnson know that right now, there's an impression out there that rival drug Eliquis--from Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb--is superior to their next-gen clot-fighter Xarelto, despite their drug's market-share lead.

Valeant can have Zoetis, Bayer says. We have our hands full already

Whether animal health leader Zoetis receives any more buyout offers after Valeant's reported approach remains to be seen. But if it does, Bayer's leaders insist a competing bid won't be coming from them.

UPDATED: Bayer, J&J touting Xarelto trial data to counteract Eliquis surge

For a while now, Bayer and Johnson & Johnson's Xarelto has had no problem besting its competition, zooming to the lead in the new-age anticoagulant market, despite entering second. Now, though, the notion that rival Eliquis is a superior med is permeating the field, and it's up to the companies to quash that idea if they want to keep their hold on the No. 1 spot.

Japan approves Bayer sales of Eylea for diabetes-related visual impairment

Japan's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency approved Bayer's Eylea for the treatment of diabetes-related visual impairment, the company said in a release June 26.

FDA panel slated to weigh Bayer Essure safety after more than 5,000 complaints

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has further formalized its ongoing review of the controversial Essure permanent birth control implant from Bayer.

Bayer plans to dial up its R&D budget on the hunt for new blockbusters

Bayer is gearing up to spend more than ever before on R&D this year, CEO Marijn Dekkers said, investing in innovation with hopes of pushing some promising therapies onto the market.