The Merck/Schering-Plough merger/reverse acquisition may hit some problems according to some because of J&J/Centocor and the co-marketing of Remicade (infliximab). Golimumab is a similar biologic agent that is currently in development. It is supposed to be co-marketed with Schering-Plough, but I guess we're not sure what's going to happen if Merck and Schering-Plough join forces. All these pharma merges/acquisitions are starting to get pretty crazy. Some are forecasting that thousands of jobs may get cut, but no one seems to be sure where those cuts may occur. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens here. These are some incredibly dramatic times in the pharma industry.
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