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“It is not at all clear that Merck is doing anything other than extending its monopoly power over the drug,” Warren wrote to Kathi Vidal, director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) in the letter sent on Wednesday

The company announced its experimental personalized mRNA skin cancer vaccine in combination with Merck & Co Inc.’s drug Keytruda has received breakthrough therapy designation from U.S. regulators as an additional treatment for high risk patients.

The Washington-based biotech is focusing on upcoming label expansions and its promising pipeline.

Dealing with the seismic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the biopharma industry continues to break new ground during a transformative era of product innovation.

The FDA approved Merck’s Keytruda for the treatment of stage IB, II or IIIA non-small cell lung cancer after resection or platinum-based chemotherapy.

The drug was being tested in combination with androgen deprivation therapy and Xtandi, made by Pfizer Inc and Astellas Pharma Inc., in patients with hormone-sensitive prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.

Sinopharm, now the China distributor of Merck & Co’s COVID-19 antiviral treatment molnupiravir, said its biotech unit received clinical trial approval from the National Medical Products Administration.

The company has discovered how its blockbuster diabetes drugs have become contaminated with a potential carcinogen and believes it can resolve the problem by the end of the year, Bloomberg News reported.

The company said today it would take legal action against some pharmaceutical companies after noticing that some manufacturers were supplying COVID-19 drugs to some provinces and cities saying the medicines were authorized by Merck.

The licensing and collaboration agreement with Chinese company Kelun-Biotech involves the development of seven antibody-drug conjugates candidates against oncology targets.