ALTANA AG (AAA) Sells Drugs Unit To Nycomed For 4.5 Billion EUR  
9/21/2006 12:51:33 PM

FRANKFURT, Sept 21 (Reuters) - German drugs and chemicals group Altana will sell its drugs business to Denmark's Nycomed for around 4.5 billion euros ($5.7 billion), breaking up one of Europe's last remaining drug-chemical hybrids.

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