New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health. Some prominent doctors say the drug now seems too risky for routine use.
Merck KGaA’s biopharmaceutical division today announced the appointment of Luciano Rossetti, M.D...
Bionomics Limited has entered into an exclusive Research Collaboration and License Agreement...
Merck and Idenix Pharmaceuticals today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Merck will acquire Idenix for $24.50 per share in cash. The transaction, which values the purchase of Idenix at approximately $3.85 billion, has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies.
A $100 million settlement involving NuvaRing, a birth-control device linked to sometimes-fatal side effects, will stand now that the vast majority of claimants have chosen to opt into the agreement, those involved in the lawsuits said Thursday.
For decades, seasonal allergy sufferers had two therapy options to ease the misery of hay fever. They could swallow pills or squirt nasal sprays every day for brief reprieves from the sneezing and itchy eyes. Or they could get allergy shots for years to gradually reduce their immune system's...
Merck Animal Health has announced the FDA’s approval of BRAVECTO (fluralaner) chewable tablets for dogs (112.5 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg, 1000 mg, 1400 mg). BRAVECTO is the first and only treatment that has been shown to quickly and effectively kill fleas and multiple tick species for 12 weeks in a single dose.
Santen will make an upfront payment of approximately $600 million and additional payments based on defined sales milestones as needed. The annual sales of these ophthalmology products in the markets within the scope of the agreement are approximately $400 million.
Merck announced that the FDA has approved ZONTIVITY™ (vorapaxar) for the reduction of thrombotic cardiovascular events in patients with a history of heart attack (myocardial infarction) or in patients with narrowing of leg arteries, called peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new type of blood thinner from Merck that reduces heart attack, stroke and other fatal cardiovascular events in patients with a history of heart attack.
Merck & Co. could get an impressive six new prescription medicines approved in the U.S. this year and will soon apply for regulatory approval of two others. That is the word from company executives who addressed analysts during a briefing Tuesday on Merck's business.
Merck today announced that the FDA has accepted for review the Biologics License Application (BLA) for MK-3475, Merck’s investigational anti-PD-1 antibody, for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma in patients who have been previously treated with ipilimumab.
Bayer AG says it plans to buy Merck's consumer care business, whose products include the Coppertone suncare range, Claritin allergy medicine and the Dr. Scholl's footcare products, for $14.2 billion.
Federal health advisers have voted against a Merck proposal to sell its prescription respiratory pill Singulair as an over-the-counter allergy medication. The Food and Drug Administration's panel of experts voted 11-4 Friday against making the drug available without a prescription.
Merck and Endocyte are stopping a clinical trial of an experimental cancer drug, sending Endocyte shares plunging. The companies said the drug vintafolide didn't slow the progress of ovarian cancer. The trial compared a combination of vintafolide and the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin to doxorubicin and a placebo.
Federal health regulators are weighing the risks of permitting Merck to sell its prescription respiratory pill Singulair as an over-the-counter medicine for allergies. In a review posted online, the FDA raises concerns that the drug could be used inappropriately by teenagers or by patients with more serious conditions, like asthma.
Merck's first-quarter profit rose 7 percent, as heavy cost-cutting offset lower sales due to generic competition and a tax benefit in last year's quarter. The maker of the type 2 diabetes pill Januvia says net income was $1.71 billion, or 57 cents per share.
U.S. regulators have again approved a Merck & Co. tablet for gradually reducing seasonal allergies, this time for ragweed pollen. Ragwitek tablets dissolve quickly under the tongue. Patients are to take one daily for a few years, starting three months before ragweed season begins in late summer.
Merck has announced that FDA has approved GRASTEK ® (Timothy Grass Pollen Allergen Extract) Tablet for Sublingual Use [2800 Bioequivalent Allergy Units (BAU)]. GRASTEK is an allergen extract indicated as immunotherapy for the treatment of grass pollen-induced allergic rhinitis with or without conjunctivitis.
Ian C. Read, chairman and CEO of Pfizer, Inc, was elected chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) at the trade association’s annual meeting. Also elected were Kenneth C. Frazier, chairman, president and CEO of Merck & Co, Inc., as chairman-elect of the PhRMA Board of Directors, and George A. Scangos, Ph.D., CEO of Biogen Idec, as Board treasurer.
A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can't tolerate or don't get enough help from Lipitor and other statin drugs that have been in use for decades.
Merck has announced the appointment of Robert M. Davis, 47, as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective April 23, 2014. Davis, who will also oversee corporate strategy and corporate business development, will succeed Peter N. Kellogg, 58.
NanoBio Corporation today announced a licensing agreement with a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, for the use of its nanoemulsion (NE) adjuvant technology.
Merck has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved NOXAFIL® (posaconazole) injection (18 mg/ mL), a new formulation of NOXAFIL for intravenous (IV) use. Merck’s antifungal agent is also marketed as NOXAFIL (100 mg) delayed-release tablets and NOXAFIL (40 mg/mL) oral suspension.
People who take Januvia, Byetta or certain other widely prescribed medicines for diabetes can breathe a little easier — U.S. and European regulators have found no compelling evidence of a link between these drugs and pancreas problems or pancreatic cancer.
Nuevolution A/S has entered an exclusive license agreement with a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, for small molecule compounds targeting an undisclosed intracellular target for use as leads in Merck’s drug discovery and development.
EMD Serono, Inc. announced today the recent appointments of Gary Zieziula as the company’s Chief Commercial Officer, Allene Diaz as Senior Vice President of Managed Markets, Lisa Buffington as Vice President of US Communications, Alexander Kuta as Vice President and Head of US Regulatory Affairs, and Michael Ruggiero as Vice President of US Government Affairs and Policy.
Merck and Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd., announced today that they have expanded their collaboration with an agreement to develop, manufacture and commercialize MK-1293, an insulin glargine candidate for the treatment of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
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