Why Poulenc May Unload Rorer

At the height of late-'80s takeover frenzy, Rorer Group was among the most sought-after pharmaceutical houses. It was no surprise when, in 1990, French chemical giant Rhone-Poulenc bagged it. Rorer, which makes drugs to fight cardiovascular, respiratory, and infectious diseases, as well as cancer and allergies, became Rhone-Poulenc Rorer (RPR).

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