Incorporation Date for Merck & Co Inc - Astrology Chart for Merck & Co Inc
|Company Name||Incorporation Date|
|Merck & Co Inc||Originally incorporated in New Jersey on December 27, 1934 and reincorporated in Delaware on January 31, 1991.|
|Merck & Co Inc||MRK|
Financial Astrology Data: Important Information About Merck & Co Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc. ("Merck" or the "Company") is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of innovative products to improve human and animal health, directly and through its joint ventures. The Company sells its products primarily to drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, clinics, government agencies and managed health care providers such as health maintenance organizations and other institutions.
The Company's products include therapeutic and preventive agents, generally sold by prescription, for
the treatment of human disorders. Among these are atherosclerosis products, of which Zocor
(simvastatin) is the largest-selling; hypertension/heart failure products, the most significant of which are
Cozaar (losartan potassium), Hyzaar (losartan potassium and hydrochlorothiazide), and Vasotec (enalapril
maleate); an osteoporosis product, Fosamax (alendronate sodium), for treatment and prevention of
osteoporosis; a respiratory product, Singulair (montelukast sodium), a leukotriene receptor antagonist for
treatment of asthma and for relief of symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis; anti-inflammatory/analgesics,
which include Vioxx (rofecoxib), which was voluntarily withdrawn from the market worldwide on
September 30, 2004, and Arcoxia (etoricoxib), agents that specifically inhibit the COX-2 enzyme, which is
responsible for pain and inflammation ("coxib"); anti-bacterial/anti-fungal products, which includes
Primaxin (imipenem and cilastatin sodium), Cancidas (caspofungin acetate) and Invanz (ertapenem
sodium); vaccines/biologicals, of which Varivax (varicella virus vaccine live), a live virus vaccine for the
prevention of chickenpox, M-M-R II (measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine live), a pediatric vaccine
for measles, mumps and rubella, Pneumovax (pneumococcal vaccine polyvalent), a vaccine for the
prevention of pneumococcal disease and Recombivax HB (hepatitis B vaccine [recombinant]) are the
largest-selling; a urology product, Proscar (finasteride), for treatment of symptomatic benign prostate
enlargement; ophthalmologicals, of which Cosopt (dorzolamide hydrochloride and timolol maleate
ophthalmic solution) and Trusopt (dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) are the largest-selling;
and HIV products, which include Stocrin (efavirenz) and Crixivan (indinavir sulfate) for the treatment of
human immunodeficiency viral infection in adults.
Other primarily includes sales of other human pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical and animal health
supply sales to the Company's joint ventures and revenue from the Company's relationship with
AstraZeneca LP, primarily relating to sales of Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) and Prilosec
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