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Serum threatens Merck's Gardasil with low-cost competitor

Serum Institute of India, which has a history of undercutting its competition in the vaccine sphere, is expanding this undercutting game to HPV. Its low-cost competitor to Merck's Gardasil could hit the market in late 2018 at one-third the price.

First batch of GSK/NIH Ebola candidate shipped for Phase III trial in Liberia

GlaxoSmithKline's Ebola candidate will be the first of several experimental vaccines to undergo large-scale clinical trials. On Friday, the company shipped an initial batch of 300 vials of the vaccine, ChAd3, to Liberia, one of the main countries affected by Ebola.

Serum Institute of India poses challenge to Merck HPV vaccine

The Serum Institute of India, the world's fifth largest vaccinemaker by volume, is eyeing newer vaccines, including one for the human papillomavirus expected to be launched by late 2018 and sell at a third of the price of Merck & Co.'s blockbuster Gardasil, Bloomberg reported.

Report: Merck said to be testing lower dosage Zilmax to revive sales

Merck is financing a $1.85 million study being conducted at Texas Tech University to see if lower dosages of its lucrative but controversial cattle growth drug Zilmax could allow the company to reintroduce the product to U.S. and global markets and kick-start sales.

Another one bites the dust: Merck cans hep C fighter Victrelis as new meds take flight

Merck will stop selling Victrelis in the U.S. by the end of this year. The company cites "advances in treatment practices"--namely, the new all-oral drug cocktails offered by Gilead and AbbVie--and the shrinking demand they've caused.

Lilly cuts in on immuno-oncology with Merck, Bristol-Myers

Eli Lilly is buying big into the idea that the latest and greatest cancer therapies can work even better in combination, inking agreements to study its drugs alongside immunotherapies from Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Merck CEO Frazier credits Keytruda success to slim-down strategy

SAN FRANCISCO-- With Keytruda, Merck has a first-in-class, highly promising cancer treatment that it's already preparing to submit to the FDA for a lucrative label expansion. But the drug wouldn't be where it is today had the pharma giant not jumped on pharma's slim-down bandwagon, CEO Ken Frazier told a group at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference.

Late-stage trials for Glaxo, Merck Ebola jabs could begin this month in West Africa

GlaxoSmithKline and tandem Merck and NewLink may have only recently ramped up development efforts for their Ebola vaccine candidates, but late-stage trials of the jabs in the affected countries are already on the horizon, the World Health Organization says.

No link between Merck's Gardasil and MS risk, study shows

Merck and partner Sanofi can breathe easy: According to a new study, their blockbuster Gardasil isn't linked to an increased risk of multiple sclerosis.

New study clears Merck's blockbuster Gardasil of MS risk

Good news for Merck: According to a new study, its cash cow vaccine, HPV-blocker Gardasil, isn't linked to an increased risk of multiple sclerosis--or any other similar CNS diseases, for that matter.