April 25, 2011 / 5:14 AM / 9 years ago

Sun Pharma to sell some Merck diabetes drugs in India

BANGALORE, April 25 (Reuters) - Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd has entered into a deal to market Merck’s diabetes drugs — sitagliptin and sitagliptin plus metformin — in India, the two drugmakers said in a statement on Monday.

Under the deal, Sun will have the rights to market the drugs only in India under different brand names, the firms said.

Earlier in April, Sun and Merck formed a joint venture to develop and manufacture generic drugs for emerging markets. [ID:nL3E7B1YX]. (Reporting by Bharghavi Nagaraju)

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