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Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) advisory committee met to discuss Merck's (NYSE: MRK ) experimental insomnia drug Suvorexant. While the committee did agree that the drug was effective at lower doses, there were some concerns over the side-effects associated with the medication at higher doses. In the following video, health-care analyst Max Macaluso discusses the results of the meeting, and how the ultimate FDA decision on Suvorexant can impact Merck's stock.
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