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Merck Gets to the Heart of the Matter

Merck may have succeeded in making a molecule that increases “good cholesterol,” which is likely the only real breakthrough left in the anti-cholesterol and hypertension market. It has long been known that elevated LDL cholesterol and reduced HDL cholesterol are major risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease. And while much ado has been made about […]
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Merck to Close Eight Plants

Image by Getty Images via @daylife Over the next two years, Merck will shut down eight manufacturing plants, as well as eight research sites, as part of the ongoing Schering-Plough merger process. The company said in a statement that the various site exits will help “create a flexible R&D organization.” Taking a page out of […]
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Abbott Shells Out $3.7 Billion for Piramal

In July 2009, judging solely by total revenue, Abbott was assigned the rank of the eighth-largest pharmaceutical company in the Fortune Global 500. Nearly a year later, the company is looking to move up at least a few notches. On May 21, Abbott acquired Indian generic giant Piramal for a cool $2.12 billion up front, […]
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Cold Cuts: Merck Layoffs Loom

Image via Wikipedia It is not just cold outside these days, as Merck & Co. makes some cold hard decisions. Following on the heels of its now closed acquisition of Schering-Plough, Merck is making significant job cuts across its operations. Some 16,000 jobs are expected to be eliminated in total as a result of the […]
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Merck, Schering-Plough Merger Boosts Global Profile, but Questions Linger

Image via Wikipedia After Merck & Co. officially announced its $41.1 billion merger with Schering-Plough yesterday, CEO Richard Clark made it clear his company is still looking to expand through further acquisitions and mergers. According to the Wall Street Journal’s Health Blog: Clark told us today that the newly combined company  is “actively looking” for […]
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