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Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) Aims to Make Billions Off a Safer Ambien


11/1/2012 6:19:55 AM

Starting with the creation of beer over 7,000 years ago, human sleep aids have all worked the same way: by stimulating brain receptors that turn off brain cells. Newer drugs like Valium, Halcion and the bestseller Ambien are all just improvements on this ancient mechanism.

Now John Renger, a sleep researcher at Merck, thinks his team has created the first new way in millennia to help people get their z’s .

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