Merck (MRK) will continue recording sales and profits from acid reflux drugs Nexium and Prilosec...

|About: Merck & Co Inc. (MRK)|By:, SA News Editor

Merck (MRK) will continue recording sales and profits from acid reflux drugs Nexium and Prilosec for at least another two years after AstraZenica (AZN) agreed not to exercise an option this year to acquire Merck's remaining interest in a partnership connected to the treatments. Merck expects the deal to add $200M to revenue and $0.03-$0.05 in EPS in 2012. (PR)