In this segment from Tuesday's Market Checkup, Motley Fool health-care analysts David Williamson and Michael Douglass look at Merck (NYSE:MRK), and why its pipeline is one investors should be excited about today.

Amazingly, Merck looks as though it will be the first to market with its PD1 immuno-oncology drug 3475, beating the seeming favoriteĀ Bristol-Myers Squibb'sĀ (NYSE:BMY)nivolumab. David tells investors why he's excited about this coming megablockbuster and its potential for off-label use, as well as which key trials for the drug investors will want to watch for this year.

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