Merck's Keytruda is shipping

September 14, 2014 7:05 AM

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Merck's Keytruda is shipping

Merck has already started shipping its just-approved PD-1 cancer drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) which was approved just last week. EVP and president of Global Human Health Adam Schechter announced the status at the Morgan Stanley Healthcare Conference Tuesday, and added that orders started flowing in the day before.

Schechter said the drugmaker has already started training its sales force so it can begin to address around 1,000 of the physicians he described as representing “the vast majority of prescriptions” within the next few days. He also expects the sales force will be able to reach the remaining 5,000 li...

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