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Report: GSK, J&J, Merck and Sanofi have made mobile app breakthroughs

A report by Research2Guidance found that GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck and Sanofi outperformed their peers in terms of apps downloaded.

Pharma's top 10 M&A deals of 2014's first half

Mergers and acquisitions have been non-stop this year, with lots of deals done, and some doozies that were unable to cross the finish line. Here we look at what's happened in the first half of...

Merck bogged down by slumping sales, but cuts deliver on profits

It has been a roller-coaster ride of a year for Merck, complete with M&A and corporate bloodletting intended to swing the company's numbers northward. Part of the drugmaker's ongoing turnaround plan could be paying off, as Merck announced third quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations. But the company also reported slumping sales of some of its standout products due to hep C competitors and patent expirations, signaling more work in the months to come.

Merck grabs another 'breakthrough' in PD-1 lung cancer race with Bristol-Myers

With the goal line for lung cancer in sight at the FDA as it races with an ambitious R&D team at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck has grabbed bragging rights to the agency's breakthrough drug designation for the checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for that golden market opportunity.

Are flea-fighting pills gaining ground on OTC topicals?

PetMed Express CEO Menderes Akdag raised a few eyebrows when he blamed his company's missed quarterly profit and sales targets on the weather.

FDA accepts app for Merck, Sanofi 6-in-1 combo vaccine

Sanofi's Pentacel, which protects children against 5 serious diseases, nabbed the No. 3 spot on the world's list of best-selling vaccines last year. Whether an investigational 6-in-1 combo from the French drugmaker and partner Merck can eventually match its success remains to be seen, but the pair is now one step closer to finding out.

Merck and Roche prep breast cancer data for promising immunotherapy drugs

As fervor surrounding a new class of cancer drugs builds, drug giants Merck and Roche are set to roll out new data for their opposing immunotherapy drugs for breast cancer by the end of the year.

Former Merck staffer charged in insider trading case

The latest pharma company to wind up in the middle of insider trading charges? Merck. A former employee at the drug giant has been charged after allegedly tipping off a former classmate about potential deals that scored him $683,000.

Ex-Merck employee charged in biotech's latest insider trading scheme

This summer, as Merck inched closer and closer to its $3.9 billion buyout of Idenix Pharmaceuticals, one of the company's employees tipped off a friend that a deal was imminent, federal prosecutors say. With that information, the pair made hundreds of thousands of dollars on insider trades, according to the SEC, the latest scandal for an industry increasingly vulnerable to such manipulation.

Merck's VC unit invests in data security business

With report after report finding flaws in the data security practices of healthcare and life science organizations, Exostar has decided to accelerate its expansion into the sector. And the company has snagged funding from the Merck Global Health Innovation Fund to support its plans.