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Boots Co

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1971 The name of the Boots Pure Drug CoLtd was changed to the Boots Co Ltd[1]

1989 Acquired Ward White

2005 Reckitt Benckiser agreed to purchase the over-the-counter drugs manufacturing business of Boots Group, "Boots Healthcare International", for £1.9 billion. The three main brands acquired were Nurofen's analgesics, Strepsils sore throat lozenges, and Clearasil anti-acne treatments.

2007 Became Alliance Boots plc

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Sources of Information

  1. Companies House filing