BRIEF-Merck says still assessing whether to keep, divest non-pharmaceutical units

Wed Feb 5, 2014 9:18am EST

Feb 5 (Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc : * CEO says more interested in smaller "bolt-on" acquisitions than major

transactions * CEO says still assessing whether more advantageous to keep or sell company's

non-pharmaceutical units * Says u.s. sales decline for januvia diabetes drug appears to have stabilized * Says continuing to work with cattle industry to "reaffirm" confidence in

zilmax * Says certifying customers who use zilmax, to show the feed supplement is


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