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Default Merck scraps combination diabetes drug (Yahoo)

(Reuters) - Merck & Co no longer plans to develop a drug to treat type 2 diabetes that would have combined its largest selling diabetes drug, Januvia, with a generic version of Pfizer Inc's cholesterol drug Lipitor. Merck, one of the country's largest drugmakers, said in a regulatory filing on Friday that it decided to stop clinical development of the program for business reasons. The decision is not related to any concerns about the safety of the two drugs, according to Merck spokeswoman Pam Eisele. ...

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