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Wrong Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) Targeted In Activists' Protest


2/11/2014 7:46:08 AM

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Activists gathered with signs outside Merck’s East London offices last week, protesting the drugmaker’s involvement in a campaign to delay South Africa’s proposal to allow low-cost copies of patented drugs. The only problem: The group STOPAIDS targeted the wrong Merck. The protesters were at the offices of Merck KGaA, a Darmstadt, Germany-based company that makes pharmaceuticals, chemicals and laboratory equipment. The company involved in organizing the industry campaign in South Africa is Merck & Co., the drugmaker from Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.

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