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Despite Global Restructuring Plan, It’s Full Steam Ahead In China For Merck

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Days after announcing a global restructuring plan, Merck CEO Ken Frazier visits Beijing to pledge $6 million toward the second phase of C-MAP, a public-private partnership with the Chinese government on HIV/AIDS. Frazier’s trip underscores the continuing importance of China to Merck despite a company-wide plan to cut 8,500 positions and reduce operating costs by $2.5 billion by 2015.

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