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Generic Singulair threat becomes reality

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Executive Summary

As anticipated, Merck is about to face a significant decrease in revenue as the first generic versions of its blockbuster Singulair reach the US market as the FDA has approved the first generic versions of Merck's allergy and asthma drug. Although Merck's strong pipeline is aimed at offsetting the impact of generic erosion, little can be done in the immediate future to stem this loss.

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