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Sept. 14, 2022 – Bayer is the maker of Aspirin. The popular pain reliever is one of the company’s oldest and most iconic products.

MiraLAX, Claritin, Alka-Seltzer, Midol and Aleve are Bayer’s other well-known consumer products.

But its prescription pharmaceuticals make up the majority of Bayer’s sales. Some of its popular pharmaceuticals include Levitra, Nexavar, Avelox, Cipro, Mirena and Xarelto.

The company also specializes in chemicals and veterinary products.

Bayer’s past includes Nazi ties and sales of HIV-tainted blood products. The company has also battled personal injury lawsuits and false marketing claims.

Bayer merged with Monsanto in 2016. Analysts say the company will likely put a heavier focus on agriculture in the future. Bayer employs more than 115,000 people worldwide. More than 13,000 employees work at its 50-plus U.S. facilities. 

German businessman Werner Baumann is Bayer’s CEO. He took the place of Marijn Dekkers in May 2016.

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