Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Announces New Immunotherapy Pill Results


Dallas, Texas 03/12/2014 (FINANCIALSTRENDS) – Merck & Co., Inc.(NYSE:MRK) a global health care company recently shared it results on its investigational house dust mite sublingual immunotherapy tablet (MK-8237) which is currently at mid-stage clinical trial. The company presented this data during 2014 Annual Meeting of the AmericanAcademy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) in San Diego for the first time. Around 124 patents with age group of 18 and over participated in the clinical trials. According to the reports, MK-8237 was significantly effective in reducing nasal symptoms by 49% with higher dose and 27% with lower dose. The company is currently waiting U.S. approval decisions for regular production and distribution in the market.

Merck Presents more details on Tablet MK-3641 at Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 

According to the reports, the company also shared some details pertaining to Tablet MK-3641 with respect to Monosensitized and Polysensitized Subjects, Rescue Medication Use, its efficiencies and safety at AAAAI meet. The company with their continuous focus on innovative health solutions currently operates from more than 140 countries across the world. They are also known as MSD outside US and Canada.

Merck Witness Positive Results in Hepatitis C Drugs 

According to the latest reports, hepatitis C  drug that is  being developed by Merck & Co showed a very positive results in treating liver diseases among folks who are infected with HIV. This data is from the mid-stage clinical trials. The company also reported that the latest antiviral drugs MK-5172 and MK-8742 were tested on 29 patents over 12 week period.  After the trial period, it was observed hepatitis C virus was not visible on 26 of them. This result will be major boost for treating folks who are co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV).

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