Merck & Co.

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  • The American government should lower drug patent time limits

    I DO have a problem with generics that take advantage of the R&D and marketing of another company and illegaly reverse engineer a product prior to the patent's completion. I DO have a problem with generics that take advantage of the R&D and marketing of another company and illegaly reverse engineer a product prior to the patent's completion." Examples: Demadex, April '94, 5 year extension Ultane, December '99, 5 year extension Cerebyx, April '98, 5 year extension Claritin, June '00, 2 year extension Even drugs such as Avodart, Cypher, Amevive, and Viagra have been given extensions, although their patents do not expire until at least 2011 without the extension. It's no coincidence that the 5th largest lobbyist in America, according to the Lobbyist Spending Database, is the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, which primarily represent the largest pharmaceutical corporations such as Pfizer, Merck & Co., and...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q:
    Who was the company founder of Merck & Co.?
  • A:
    George W. Merck founded the company.
  • Q:
    How many people are employed by Merck & Co.?
  • A:
    There were 61,500 people working for the company in 2005.
  • Q:
    What is the stock symbol and exchange for Merck & Co.?
  • A:
    The company's stock ticker symbol is "MRK" listed on the NYSE stock exchange.
  • Q:
    Who are the Board Members at Merck & Co.?
  • A:
    Some Members of the Board include:
    - Samuel O Md Thier, Board Member
    - Rochelle B Lazarus, Board Member
    - Richard T. Clark, Chairman
    - Peter Wendell, Board Member
    - Lawrence Bossidy, Board Member
    - William G. Bowen, Board Member
    - William B Harrison Jr, Board Member
    - William N. Kelley, M.D., Board Member
    - Anne M. Tatlock, Board Member
    - Wendell P. Weeks, Board Member
  • Q:
    What companies did Merck & Co. purchase?
  • A:
    Acquisitions by Merck & Co. include Schering-Plough.
  • Q:
    Which sectors does Merck & Co. compete?
  • A:
    The company competes in Pharmaceutical company and Pharmaceutical Preparations.
  • Q:
    Which year was Merck & Co. founded?
  • A:
    The company was founded in 1889.

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