Merck reported earnings that beat analysts' expectations, but global sales dropped amid patent expirations and a drop in sales of its hep C drugs.» Read More
The Eli Lilly-Icos joint venture reported that worldwide sales of their erectile dysfunction drug came to $971 million last year -- and is now on the cusp of becoming a billion-dollar blockbuster drug in 2007. We will find out how Viagra is doing when Pfizer reports earnings before the bell on Monday morning, but sales growth is expected to have picked up. These results represent a significant turnaround in a drug segment that some thought had already had its day.
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Stocks closed sharply higher on a big day for corporate mergers, but investors may turn their attention back to the economy on Tuesday.
Shares of Onyx Pharmaceuticals fell nearly 30% on Monday after data showed that its kidney cancer drug Nexavar did not work in patients with advanced skin cancer.