Consumer Health Brands Will Be Included In Bausch's Spin-Out Of Bausch Part Of Company
“The spin-off will establish two separate companies, a fully integrated, pure play, eye health company built on the iconic Bausch Health brand and a long history of innovation, and an international diversified pharmaceutical company with leading physicians in gastroenterology, dermatology, aesthetics, neurology and an international pharma business,” says CEO Joseph Papa.
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