Merck’s OTC business includes Claritin allergy medicine, which analysts see as a perfect fit for Novartis, which sells products like Triaminic, a cold medicine, and Lamisil, an anti-fungal treatment, directly to consumers through pharmacies.
Merck’s major products in HAPPI’s markets include the iconic Coppertone sun care line as well as Bain de Soleil sun care products. It also sells A+D Ointment, Lotrimin, Tinactin and Dr. Scholl’s products.
Merck was ranked No. 25 in HAPPI's 2013 Top 50 Report.