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January 28, 2014
08:25 EDTMRK, MRKFDA Allergenic Products Advisory Committee to hold a meeting
The Committee discusses and makes recommendations on the safety and efficacy of Merck's (MRK) and its partner, ALK-Abello's (AKBLF) Ragwitek, a short ragweed pollen allergen extract tablet in a meeting being held at FDA Silver Spring, Maryland offices on January 28 at 8:30 am. Webcast Link
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March 31, 2015
08:02 EDTMRKMerck, Syndax to collaborate on immuno-oncology study
Syndax Pharmaceuticals (SNDX), and Merck (MRK) announced that they have entered into a clinical trial collaboration to evaluate the safety and efficacy of combining Syndax’s entinostat, an investigational epigenetic therapy, with Merck’s KEYTRUDA, the first anti-PD-1 therapy approved in the United States. The Phase 1b/2 study will evaluate this novel combination regimen in patients with either advanced non-small cell lung cancer or melanoma. The study is expected to begin enrolling patients in the second half of 2015. The financial terms and additional details of the agreement between Syndax and Merck, through a subsidiary, were not disclosed. The agreement includes a provision where the parties may extend the collaboration to include a potential Phase 3 clinical trial. The planned Phase 1b/2 multicenter, open-label clinical trial will be conducted in two parts. The Phase 1b portion is designed to determine the safety and tolerability of entinostat in combination with KEYTRUDA. The Phase 2 portion is designed to evaluate the efficacy of entinostat combined with KEYTRUDA in patients with advanced NSCLC and melanoma.
March 30, 2015
08:47 EDTMRKOrexigen CCO Booth to leave, Cannell appointed CCO
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March 26, 2015
08:31 EDTMRKMerck announces collaboration with American Diabetes Association
Merck announced a collaboration with the American Diabetes Association. The collaboration aims to educate adults with diabetes about their increased risk for potentially serious health problems, including pneumococcal pneumonia, influenza and hepatitis B, making it important for people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes to talk to their health care professional about these diseases.
March 25, 2015
07:28 EDTMRKOptions expected to be active
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March 24, 2015
19:40 EDTMRKOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:02 EDTMRKMerck announces new $10B share repurchase program
Merck announced that its board of directors has authorized additional purchases of up to $10B of Merck’s common stock for its treasury. The treasury stock purchase has no time limit and will be made over time in open-market transactions, block transactions on or off an exchange, or in privately negotiated transactions. With this announcement, the company’s total outstanding share repurchase authorization is now approximately $11.7B, which includes approximately $1.7B in authorized repurchases remaining under the program previously announced on May 1, 2013. Merck continues to expect average diluted shares outstanding will be approximately 2.86B in 2015.
17:00 EDTMRKMerck announces new $10B share repurchase program
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16:00 EDTMRKOptions Update; March 24, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 10c to 25.14 Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR GILD FB AMAT GOOG C MRK GILD according to Track Data.
08:31 EDTMRKMerck: Phase 3 KEYNOTE-006 study met co-primary endpoints, will be stopped early
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March 23, 2015
09:45 EDTMRKUBS to hold a field trip
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07:17 EDTMRKAmerican Academy of Dermatology to hold annual meeting
73rd Annual Meeting of AAD is being held in San Francisco on March 20-24.
March 20, 2015
07:41 EDTMRKAmerican Academy of Dermatology to hold annual meeting
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