The two finalists are Interpublic Group of Cos.' McCann-Erickson Worldwide, New York, which is pitching with sibling Gillespie Healthcare, Princeton, N.J., and Omnicom Group's Merkley Newman Harty, New York.
Incumbent is Gillespie
Gillespie is the incumbent
A spokeswoman for TAP would only say a decision has not been made.
The account generated $37 million in spending in 2001, according to Taylor Nelson Sofres' CMR.
TAP is based in Lake Forest, Ill., and is a joint venture between Abbott Laboratories and Takeda Chemical Industries.