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German drug maker Merck ups forecast for 2013

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Merck KGaA said Thursday it is raising its full-year operating profit forecast thanks to improving sales and positive cost-cutting effects.

Nov 14, 2013
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Merck 3Q net income falls on charges, lower sales

Merck & Co. said Monday that its third-quarter profit plunged 35 percent because of competition from generic drugs, lower sales of its top-selling medicine, and restructuring and acquisition charges. It still beat Wall Street's ...

Oct 28, 2013
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Overhauling confusing prescription medicine labels

Northwestern Medicine, Walgreens, Alliance of Chicago community health centers and Merck are collaborating on a study with a deceptively simple goal: provide clear instructions on prescription medicine labels so patients ...

Oct 07, 2013
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Merck to cut 8,500 more jobs (Update)

Merck & Co. plans to cut another 8,500 jobs as the drugmaker continues its struggle with competition from cheaper generic medications that have squeezed the pharmaceutical industry for several quarters now.

Oct 01, 2013
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Merck back to profits on lower one-time costs

German drug and high-tech materials company Merck KGaA bounced back from losses this time last year to record a net profit of 316 million euros ($420 million) in the second quarter.

Aug 06, 2013
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New sleeping pill poised to hit US markets

An experimental sleeping pill from US drug company Merck is effective at helping people fall and stay asleep, according to reviewers at the US Food and Drug Administration, which could soon approve the new drug.

May 21, 2013
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FDA has safety concerns on Merck insomnia drug

Federal health regulators say an experimental insomnia drug from Merck can help patients fall asleep, but it also carries worrisome side effects, including daytime drowsiness and suicidal thinking.

May 20, 2013
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Higher prices for MS drug help drug firm Merck

(AP)—Higher prices for its multiple sclerosis drug Rebif helped German pharmaceutical and high-tech materials company Merck KGaA post a 54 percent rise in first-quarter profit.

May 14, 2013
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