Corporate Notes A Sandoz and Ciba-Geigy merger, announced from Ciba headquarters in Basel, Switzerland on March 7, was approved by shareholders of both firms on April 24. The new firm, under the new name of Novartis, will become the third largest drug firm in the U.S. after Merck and Glaxo Wellcome. For medical meeting planners, the immediate and obvious effect will be the elimination of one more source of educational grants for continuing medical education (CME). It also puts the future of ...

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