After years of mounting losses, companies like Sharp, Sony and Panasonic finally appear to be grappling with the malaise that has cost them their leading edge in consumer electronics. Confronted by record losses, the Japanese firms are beginning to reposition themselves to compete with the rising stars of Korean and Chinese manufacturing. For Foxconn, the acquisition of its bigger stake in Sharp and its related Sharp, which started out as an Osaka—based mechanical pencil maker called the Ever Sharp Co.
Vaccines[ edit ] Medically important vaccines developed at Merck include the first mumps vaccine the first rubella vaccine and the first trivalent measles, mumps, rubella MMR vaccine each of which was developed by Merck scientist Maurice Hilleman.
The incidence of rubella-associated birth defects fell from up to 10, per year in the U. Baer, and Frederick C. Novello of Merck and Co. Antibacterials[ edit ] Streptomycin, discovered during a Merck-funded research program in Selman Waksman's laboratory at Rutgers University inbecame the first effective treatment for tuberculosis.
The university then set up non-exclusive licenses with seven companies to ensure a reliable supply of the antibiotic. Antibiotics of the carbapenem class play an important role in treatment guidelines for certain hospital-acquired and multi-drug resistant infections. Vioxx was designed as a selective inhibitor of the enzyme cyclooxygenase Such compounds were expected to cause less gastrointestinal bleeding than older anti-inflammatory drugs such as naproxenwhich were associated with 20, hospitalizations and deaths each year.
Merck adjusted the labeling of Vioxx to reflect possible cardiovascular risks in An analysis for the periodbased on U. Medical Expenditure Survey data, reported that Vioxx was associated with 46, heart attacks, and along with the other popular COX-2 inhibitor Celebrexan estimated 26, deaths from both.
Merck has refused to consider compensation for Vioxx victims and their families outside the US. This is particularly true in the UK where there are at least victims and the legal protection afforded to the victims and their families is particularly weak.
A Stanford Medical School professor said that Merck was engaged in intimidation of researchers and infringement upon academic freedom. Up to that point, the World Health Organization had fought the disease through the use of insecticides to lower the population of its primary vector, the Black Fly.
Merck's involvement is considered a key factor in the success against the disease all over the world,  and the decision to donate the entirety of the drug to all those in need of it is used as part of the Mectizan Donation Program that covers countries such as Yemen and African countries.
Blindness caused by onchocerciasis is decreasing, and there are regions of Latin America and Africa that have been shown to have completely eliminated the disease altogether.
Prior to the settlement, Merck had prevailed in 3 of 5 so-called bellwether trials.
Approximately cases still await adjudiction or settlement as of August Although it gave the appearance of being an independent peer-reviewed journal, without any indication that Merck had paid for it, the journal actually reprinted articles that originally appeared in other publications and that were favorable to Merck.
The misleading publication came to light in during a personal injury lawsuit filed over Vioxx; 9 of 29 articles in the journal's second issue referred positively to Vioxx. Current projects include the development of low cost, thermostable vaccines for the prevention of cholera, rotavirus, and meningitis.
The settlement was one of the largest pharmaceutical settlements in history. Merck chemists and engineers subsequently replaced the compound with others having fewer negative environmental effects.The company is the US sales and marketing arm of Japan-based appliance and electronic components maker Sharp Corporation.
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Sharp’s Technology Strategy – As a technology company, R&D was a very large part of Sharp’s technology strategy. Over the years its importance increased further. Sharp’s strategy was to consistently assess its technology capabilities and match them up with consumer needs.
Company Description (as filed with the SEC) Merck & Co., Inc. (Merck or the Company) is a global health care company that delivers innovative health solutions through its prescription medicines.
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