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On Heels Of Emerging Markets Deal, Merck Ropes In India's Sun Pharma To Boost Januvia Sales

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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MUMBAI - In an attempt to add more teeth to its rapidly growing anti-diabetes franchise in India, Merck & Co.'s affiliate MSD India and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. jointly announced the formation of an "India-specific strategic partnership" under which Sun will have the right to market, promote and distribute MSD's star products Januvia (sitagliptin) and Janumet (sitagliptlin/metformin) under different brand names

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