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Merck Announces Full-Year And Fourth-Quarter 2012 Financial Results

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Sales of VICTRELIS (boceprevir), the company's oral hepatitis C virus protease inhibitor, grew to $115 million in the quarter versus $87 million last year as the product continues to launch. Global sales for the full year of 2012 were $502 million. VICTRELIS is approved in 69 countries and has launched in 34 of those markets.

Animal Health Revenue Performance

Merck Animal Health sales totaled $898 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, a 3 percent increase compared with the same period last year, including a 3 percent negative impact due to foreign exchange. Growth was seen across major species, particularly cattle and poultry.

Animal Health global sales for the full year of 2012 were $3.4 billion, a 4 percent increase compared with the prior year, including a 5 percent negative impact due to foreign exchange.

Consumer Care Revenue Performance

Fourth-quarter global sales of Consumer Care were $395 million, an increase of 9 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. This increase was primarily driven by CLARITIN, COPPERTONE and the DR. SCHOLL'S footcare line. Full-year 2012 global sales were $2.0 billion, a 6 percent increase compared to full-year 2011, including a 1 percent negative impact due to foreign exchange.

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved OXYTROL FOR WOMEN (oxybutynin transdermal system), the first and only over-the-counter treatment for overactive bladder in women. Merck anticipates that OXYTROL FOR WOMEN will be available to customers in fall 2013.

Other Revenue Performance

Other revenues – primarily comprised of alliance revenue, miscellaneous corporate revenues and third-party manufacturing sales – increased 16 percent to $360 million in the fourth quarter and decreased 21 percent to $1.3 billion for the full year of 2012. The full-year decline was driven largely by lower revenue from AstraZeneca LP (AZLP) recorded by Merck, which declined 23 percent to $915 million, as well as by lower third-party manufacturing sales.

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