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Merck execs struggle with growing uncertainty over late-stage R&D

Merck is in a world of hurt. The pharma giant managed to spook several analysts with the news that its osteoporosis drug odanacatib would be held back from regulators until more data could be obtained in a trial extension, raising fears that the badly needed drug may be about to jump the tracks.

Merck steers top drug prospect to an NDA, analysts ponder R&D weakness

Merck today says it has the late-stage data it needs to gain an approval for a new insomnia drug, one of 5 treatments the pharma giant believes it can gain an official OK on before the end of 2013....

FDA rejects Schering-Plough's Bridion

Schering-Plough's stock fell on the surprising news that the FDA rejected Bridion (sugammadex), a treatment to reverse muscle relaxation during general anesthesia. The FDA expressed concern over

Schering-Plough wins an EC approval

Schering-Plough says the EC has approved Bridion (sugammadex) injection, "the first and only selective relaxant binding agent and the first major pharmaceutical advance in the field of anesthesia in

EU approves Shering-Plough's Bridion

The European Union approved Shering-Plough's Bridion (sugammadex) in an injection form for the purposes of reversing neuromuscular blockade during general anesthesia more rapidly. This will be the