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KENILWORTH, N.J. -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an update to the prescribing information for BELSOMRA® (suvorexant) C-IV to include findings on its use for the treatment of insomnia in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease. BELSOMRA is indicated for the treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulties with sleep onset and/or sleep maintenance.
Merck and Co
Merck & Co is the 7th largest pharmaceutical company in the world based on annual sales, which reached $25,236m in 2009. They have developed 14 vaccines and over 40 prescription products in the major therapeutic areas of cardiovascular disease, respi...
In order to become availible to pateints, drugs need to undergo a number of phases of clinical trials to test their efficacy and safty and to then be authorised by the drug approval organistion in each respective country. This is the FDA in the USA and N...