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Walmart working with IBM, Merck on new Rx program

Walmart working with IBM, Merck on new Rx program

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — IBM, KPMG, Merck and Walmart announced Thursday that the companies have been selected by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be included in a program in support of the U.S. Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) that addresses requirements to identify, track and trace prescription medicines and vaccines distributed

Merck and NGM Bio extend strategic collaboration to 2022

Merck and NGM Bio extend strategic collaboration to 2022

KENILWORTH, N.J. — Merck and NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NGM) Wednesday announced that Merck has exercised its option to extend the research phase of the companies’ broad, strategic collaboration for an additional two-year period from March 2020 to March 2022. The collaboration, originally announced in February 2015, is focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel biologic therapeutics across

Healthy Interactions and Merck launch digital health platform

Healthy Interactions and Merck launch digital health platform

KENILWORTH, N.J. — Healthy Interactions, a global leader in health education, in collaboration with Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the launch of map4health – a digital platform and mobile application in the U.S. that was designed to help facilitate and enhance communications between diabetes patients and educators. This technology was

Merck gets FDA Approval for GONAL-f prefilled pen

Merck gets FDA Approval for GONAL-f prefilled pen

DARMSTADT, Germany — Merck has received approval for a new version of GONAL-f (follitropin alfa injection) prefilled pen from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Known as GONAL-f RFF Redi-ject prefilled pen in the U.S. and originally approved by the FDA in 2013, the new version of the pen is easy-to-learn and easy-to-use. “Aspiring

Merck CEO’s tweet draws Trump counter-tweet

Merck CEO’s tweet draws Trump counter-tweet

Amid the shakeout from President Donald Trump’s statements on the violence erupting in protests in Charlottesville, Va., Merck & Co. chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier said he’s leaving the President’s American Manufacturing Council. Frazier said in a statement posted on Twitter early Monday morning, “I am resigning from the President’s American Manufacturing Council. Our country’s

Merck names new head of manufacturing

Merck names new head of manufacturing

KENILWORTH, N.J. — Sanat Chattopadhyay has been promoted to executive vice president and president of the Merck Manufacturing Division (MMD). Plans call for Chattopadhyay, currently senior vice president of Global Manufacturing Operations (Human Health), to start in the new position on April 1. He succeeds Willie Deese who will retire on June 1 after 12 years

Merck OK’d for Gardasil 9 expanded age indication

Merck OK’d for Gardasil 9 expanded age indication

KENILWORTH, N.J. — Merck has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for an expanded age indication for Gardasil 9, its 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The company said the new indication allows Gardasil 9 to include use in males ages 16 to 26 years for the prevention of anal cancer caused by HPV

Former Merck executive joins MPG

Former Merck executive joins MPG

PRINCETON, N.J. — Former Merck executive Rhonda Johnson has joined consulting company Market Performance Group (MPG) as executive vice president and client lead. Johnson was Merck Customer Care’s U.S. Region chief customer officer. “MPG has gained a great resource and leader in Rhonda,” said Marc Greenberger, the company’s managing partner. “She’s a dynamic, seasoned executive

Berkowitz exits Walgreens Boots Alliance

Berkowitz exits Walgreens Boots Alliance

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Jeff Berkowitz, executive vice president at Walgreens Boots Alliance and president of Pharma and Global Market Access, has left the company. “With the restructuring of our Pharma and Global Market Access group, Jeff Berkowitz, who has led that function since its formation, has made the decision to pursue other opportunities outside the

MPG founding partner Toohey to retire

MPG founding partner Toohey to retire

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. — Market Performance Group (MPG) announced that founding partner Tim Toohey is retiring and that the company has named two new members to its advisory board. MPG said Tuesday that Toohey is retiring to pursue other business and personal interests but will continue to contribute his knowledge and consulting expertise as a

Sandoz biosimilar receives backing of FDA panel

WASHINGTON — A Food and Drug Administration panel has recommended that the agency approve what could become the country’s first biosimilar. The panel unanimously urged approval of Sandoz’s filgrastin (Neupogen), a cancer treatment. “This encouraging step forward means that it is very likely now only a question of when, rather than if, filgrastin will be available