Sales from emerging markets accounted for approximately 20 percent of pharmaceutical sales in the third quarter. Sales growth in the emerging markets is being driven by primary care and women’s health, vaccines, hospital and specialty, and diversified brands. China continues to be a key driver with 19 percent growth for the third quarter, including a 1 percent benefit from foreign exchange.Worldwide sales of the combined diabetes franchise of JANUVIA/JANUMET, medicines that help lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes, grew 15 percent to $1.4 billion in the third quarter of 2012 primarily driven by growth in the United States and Japan.
Merck Announces Third-Quarter 2012 Financial Results
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