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Merck & Co., Inc. provides health care solutions worldwide. The company offer therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, asthma, nasal allergy symptoms, allergic rhinitis, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, fungal infections, intra-abdominal infections, hypertension, arthritis and pain, inflammatory, osteoporosis, male pattern hair loss, and fertility diseases. It also offers neuromuscular blocking agents for use in surgery; anti-bacterial products for skin and skin structure infections; antidepressants; ophthalmic and cholesterol modification products; non-sedating antihistamine; and vaginal contraceptive implants. In addition, the company provides products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; to treat brain tumors and melanoma; to prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus, as well as vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, chickenpox, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. Further, it offers animal health products, including antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs to treat infectious and respiratory diseases, fertility disorders, and pneumonia in cattle, horses, and swine; vaccines for poultry; parasiticide for sea lice in salmon; and antibiotics for, and vaccines against bacterial and viral disease in fish. Additionally, the company provides companion animal products, such as diabetes mellitus treatment drugs and vaccines for dogs and cats; ointments for acute and chronic otitis; anthelmintic products; chewable tablets to kill fleas and ticks in dogs; and products for protection against bites from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies. The company serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government entities and agencies, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, distributors, and animal producers, as well as managed health care providers. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

70,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/15
Founded in 1891

merck & co. inc. (MRK) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.5M
Executive Vice President and President of Mer...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
President of Global Human Health and Executiv...
Total Annual Compensation: $957.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

merck & co. inc. (MRK) Key Developments

Merck Announces New Data Evaluating KEYTRUDA to be Present in Clinical Trials Plenary Session at AACR 2015

Merck announced that new data evaluating KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab), the company’s anti-PD-1 therapy, in both advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and malignant pleural mesothelioma will be presented as part of the Clinical Trials Plenary Session on Sunday, April 19 at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 18 " 22. The NSCLC data will be the first presentation of new efficacy and safety findings for KEYTRUDA from 495 patients, including validation of PD-L1 expression (abstract #CT104). These data are from the largest, multi-center Phase 1b (KEYNOTE-001) study of an anti-PD-1 therapy. With the mesothelioma findings (abstract #CT103), data evaluating KEYTRUDA will have been presented in eight different types of cancer.

Hagens Berman Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Merck & Co. Inc. for Suicide Allegedly Linked to Hair Loss Drug Propecia

Hagens Berman represented surviving family members in a wrongful death lawsuit against Merck & Co. for allegedly failing to warn of dangerous side effects relating to suicidality and suicide ideation in its prescription hair loss drug Propecia. Hagens Berman is seeking information from others who have taken Propecia and experienced these side effects. The first-of-its-kind lawsuit filed on Mar. 5, 2015, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, by the surviving spouse and two children of decedent John Pfaff, alleges that Propecia has known risks of depression and suicidal ideation, behavior and risk, but since the drug's inception in 1997 through 2010, Merck never included a warning about either risk on the Propecia label or in literature distributed with the drug. Merck eventually added depression to the drug's warning label in late 2010, but still, to this day, fails to warn of the risks of suicidal ideation and increased suicidal behavior. The lawsuit states that Merck omitted these risks, despite reports of depression and suicide ideation in clinical studies. Suicide ideation means thinking about, considering, or planning for suicide by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Pfaff family lost a father and husband when John Pfaff took his own life. John was prescribed Propecia by his dermatologist in May 2008 and spiraled into a deep depression followed by suicide ideation that lingered even after he stopped taking the drug in 2012, the suit states. The Propecia-induced depression was followed by suicide ideation, and eventually, John took his own life. Because of Defendant Merck's strict negligence and breach of express and implied warranties in failing to warn of these dangerous side effects, they are liable for the injury to and wrongful death of John D. Pfaff, the complaint states. The lawsuit seeks wrongful death and survival action damages against Merck on behalf of John's surviving family. Merck promoted the use of Propecia for treatment of male pattern hair loss as safe for its intended use even though Merck knew or should have known about these dangerous side effects and failed to warn users.

Merck and NewLink Genetics Corporation Enter into Licensing and Collaboration Agreement for Investigational Ebola Vaccine

Merck and NewLink Genetics Corporation announced that they have entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement to research, develop, manufacture, and distribute NewLinks investigational rVSV-EBOV (Ebola) vaccine candidate. The vaccine candidate, originally developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), is currently being evaluated in Phase I clinical trials. Pending the results of ongoing Phase I trials the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced plans to initiate, in early 2015, a large randomized, controlled Phase III study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the rVSVEBOV vaccine and another investigational Ebola vaccine co-developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and GlaxoSmithKline. Under the terms of the agreement, Merck will be granted the exclusive rights to the rVSV-EBOV vaccine candidate as well as any follow-on products. The vaccine candidate is under an exclusive licensing arrangement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of NewLink Genetics. Under these license arrangements, the PHAC retains non-commercial rights pertaining to the vaccine candidate.


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