Merck Ramps Up Educational Efforts In China Via Medical Reference Manual
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
After announcing a $1.5 billion R&D expansion in China, Merck is also increasing its educational efforts including a translation of the latest edition of the Merck Manual.
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