Sales recorded by Merck for GARDASIL, a vaccine to help prevent certain diseases caused by four types of human papillomavirus (HPV), increased 17 percent to $324 million for the quarter driven by vaccinations of males in the United States and the launch in Japan.
Sales of ZOSTAVAX (zoster vaccine live), a vaccine for the prevention of herpes zoster, grew 22 percent to $148 million in the quarter. The company continues to increase its promotional efforts for ZOSTAVAX in the United States.
Sales of VICTRELIS, the company's oral hepatitis C virus NS3/4A protease inhibitor, were $126 million in the quarter. VICTRELIS is approved in 43 countries and has launched in 23 of those markets.
Animal Health Revenue PerformanceAnimal Health sales totaled $865 million for the second quarter of 2012, an 8 percent increase over the second quarter of 2011, including a 6 percent negative impact due to foreign exchange. Animal Health had strong performance in the United States and Asia Pacific, with growth led by increased sales of cattle and swine products. The division's products include pharmaceutical and vaccine products for the prevention, treatment and control of disease in all major farm and companion animal species. Consumer Care Revenue Performance Second-quarter global sales of Consumer Care were $552 million, an increase of 2 percent compared to the second quarter of 2011, including a 1 percent negative impact due to foreign exchange. The sales increase was primarily due to MiraLAX, CLARITIN and COPPERTONE. Other Revenue Performance Other revenues – primarily comprised of alliance revenue, miscellaneous corporate revenues and third-party manufacturing sales – declined 26 percent to $333 million. The change was driven largely by lower revenue from AstraZeneca LP (AZLP) recorded by Merck, which declined 27 percent to $223 million, as well as by lower third-party manufacturing sales. Second-Quarter Expense and Other Information The costs detailed below totaled $9.7 billion on a GAAP basis during the second quarter of 2012 and include $1.7 billion of acquisition-related costs and restructuring costs.
|$ in millions||Included in expenses for the period|
|Second Quarter 2012||
Acquisition- Related Costs 4
|Materials and production||$4,112||$1,226||$83||$2,803|
|Marketing and administrative||3,249||64||21||3,164|
|Research and development||2,165||127||41||1,997|
|Second Quarter 2011|
|Materials and production||$4,284||$1,344||$109||$2,831|
|Marketing and administrative||3,525||77||23||3,425|
|Research and development||1,936||19||16||1,901|
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