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Research society adds Merck as partner

The Society for Clinical Research Sites, of Ellicott City, a global trade organization that represents over 1,500 research sites in 39 countries, announced that pharmaceutical giant Merck has become a global impact partner, the highest level of membership within SCRS, ...

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Hopkins-led team studies ragweed pill (access required)

An international team of researchers, led by physician-scientists at Johns Hopkins, reports that a once-daily tablet containing a high dose of a key ragweed pollen protein effectively blocks the runny noses, sneezes, nasal congestion and itchy eyes experienced by ragweed allergy sufferers.

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Baltimore-based Cerecor obtains depression drug rights (access required)

Cerecor Inc., of Baltimore, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing prescription drugs involving the human nervous system, said it has acquired from Merck & Co. the exclusive, worldwide rights to a drug called MK-0657, which it said has the potential to treat depression. Merck originally developed MK-0657 for treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

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Dow average dumps Kraft Foods for UnitedHealth

NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average is dumping Cool Whip for copays. The Dow, perhaps the most widely known barometer of the U.S. stock market, announced Friday that it would boot Kraft Foods to make room for UnitedHealth ...

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New GBC Chair Rogers wants to nurture local firms (access required)

Saying he hopes to sharpen the city and region’s competitiveness, Brian C. Rogers, chairman and CIO of T. Rowe Price Group Inc., was named on Monday as the new chairman of the Greater Baltimore Committee. Rogers took over at the ...

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Top 5 law stories of the year (access required)

A half-million-dollar verdict from January was the most-viewed legal affairs story on The Daily Record’s website in 2011. Readers also flocked to stories about the legal troubles surrounding the Baltimore Grand Prix, personnel changes in the public defender’s office and ...

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MedImmune, Merck to share Frederick manufacturing space

FREDERICK — MedImmune says it will share its manufacturing space in Frederick with pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. MedImmune said Wednesday the companies have reached a 15-year deal allowing Merck to use its 385,000-square-foot plant for bulk product manufacturing. MedImmune ...

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