Merck & Co. just disclosed some welcome news for its own investors--and potentially for competitors, too. Not to mention all the market watchers ready for the long IMPROVE-IT trial saga to come to an end.
After sending out signals that it might be running into trouble with a short-duration study of a new triple combination drug for its hepatitis C regimen, Merck investigators hailed the clear success of an 8-week test but confirmed analysts' fears in a batch of 4-week data released at the meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
The BBC has some numbers sourced from GlobalData showing that 9 out of 10 Big Pharma companies do in fact spend more on marketing than on R&D. In some cases, that's twice as much.
After Merck's feed additive Zilmax was pulled from the market on side effect concerns last year, the company embarked on a comprehensive review. The results are in, and Merck has concluded the product is safe when consumed as detailed on the label.
Four months after Bind Therapeutics lost marquee development partner Amgen, Merck has stepped up to take the Big Biotech's place in the lineup. The pharma giant, which has been investing heavily in its cancer drug pipeline, is turning over a pair of early-stage drug candidates to see if Bind's delivery technology can amp up their efficacy.
When it comes to cattle feed additive Zilmax, pulled from the market last year on concerning side-effect reports, there's nothing to worry about, Merck says. After a comprehensive review, the drugmaker has determined the product is safe when used according to its label. Now it just has to convince the meat-packing industry.
A report by Research2Guidance found that GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck and Sanofi outperformed their peers in terms of apps downloaded.
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It has been a roller-coaster ride of a year for Merck, complete with M&A and corporate bloodletting intended to swing the company's numbers northward. Part of the drugmaker's ongoing turnaround plan could be paying off, as Merck announced third quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations. But the company also reported slumping sales of some of its standout products due to hep C competitors and patent expirations, signaling more work in the months to come.
With the goal line for lung cancer in sight at the FDA as it races with an ambitious R&D team at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck has grabbed bragging rights to the agency's breakthrough drug designation for the checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for that golden market opportunity.