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P&G Wins Clairol Bid Without Swapping OTCs

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Procter & Gamble appears committed to strengthening its OTC drug portfolio in the wake of the firm's successful bid for the Clairol hair care business.

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