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Merck & Co., Inc.

Drug Names(s): etoricoxib, MK-663, MK-0663

Description: Arcoxia is Merck's second nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that exhibits anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic activities. It inhibits prostaglandin synthesis by selectively inhibiting cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2).

Deal Structure: Merck & Grunenthal
In May 2014, Grnenthal announced the signing of an exclusive promotion and distribution agreement with MSD covering etoricoxib. This agreement covers Germany, UK, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Ireland, and Austria. Etoricoxib is marketed under the brand name Arcoxia in these markets.

Partners: Grünenthal GmbH

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