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An Investigational Study Released at ADA Showed that Initial,Combination Therapy with Januvia (sitagliptin) and Metformin Led to,Improvement in Markers of Beta Cell Function in Patients with Type,2 Diabetes

rly those mentioned in the risk factors and cautionary statements in Item 1A of Merck's Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2006, and in its periodic reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K, which the Company incorporates by reference.

Prescribing information and patient product information for JANUVIA and JANUMET are attached.

JANUVIA(TM) and JANUMET(TM) are trademarks of Merck & Co., Inc. -0-

JANUVIA(TM)(sitagliptin) Tablets                     9762701


    HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION


    These highlights do not include all the information needed to use

JANUVIA safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for

JANUVIA.


    JANUVIA(TM) (sitagliptin) Tablets


    Initial U.S. Approval: 2006


    INDICATIONS AND USAGE


    JANUVIA is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve

glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (type 2

diabetes). JANUVIA is indicated for:


    --  Monotherapy (1.1)


    --  Combination therapy with metformin or a peroxisome

        proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-gamma) agonist

        (e.g., thiazolidinediones) when the single agent does not

        provide adequate glycemic control. (1.2)


    Important Limitations of Use: JANUVIA should not be used in

patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (type 1 diabetes) or for the

treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis. (1.3)


    DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION


    The recommended dose of JANUVIA is 100 mg once daily as

monotherapy or as combination therapy with metformin or a PPAR-gamma

agonist (e.g., thiazolidinediones). (2.1)


    JANUVIA can be taken with or without food. (2.1)



  Dosage Adjustment in Patients With Moderate, Severe and End Stage

                      Renal Disease (ESRD) (2.2)

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           50 mg once daily                   25 mg once daily

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