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What did the Schering-Plough company manufacture?

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Schering-Plough is a pharmaceutical company that manufactures hundreds of well-known medications worldwide. Among its best-known products are Claritin, Nasonex, Afrin and Vytorin. The company operates under Merck and Co. as of 2014.

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The Schering company was originally established in 1851 as Schering AG, and Plough was founded in the 1908. The two companies merged in 1971 to form Schering-Plough. In 2009, it made Merck and Co. a subsidiary, and took the Merck name.

In addition to its pharmaceuticals, Schering-Plough has also produced Dr. Scholl's foot care products, Coppertone skin care, Maybelline cosmetics, a network of American radio stations and various veterinary vaccines.

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