Baxter International Inc., and Wyeth, In the Matter of

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In the Matter of Baxter International Inc., and Wyeth
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Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

Baxter settled Commission concerns stemming from its $316 million proposed acquisition of Wyeth Corporation's generic injectable drug business and agreed to divest several pharmaceutical products. The Commission charged that the acquisition would reduce competition in the manufacture and sale of propofol (a general anesthetic); new injectable iron replacement therapies; metocloprarnide (used to treat nausea); and vecuronium and pancuronium (neuromuscular blocking agents used to temporarily freeze muscles during surgery). The consent order requires divestitures in each of the pharmaceutical markets.