FDAnews Drug Daily Bulletin

HOLMES HERBS, INC.: RESEARCH CONTRACT FOR MERCK PHARMACEUTICALS

March 31, 2006
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Holmes Herbs, Inc. announced today that its clinical research subsidiary, Qualia Clinical Service Inc. ("Qualia"), has been awarded a clinical research contract from Merck & Co., Inc. The contract relates to research on a human papiloma virus study for an upcoming Vaccine. "Merck has been committed to vaccine research and development for over a century," said Dr. Sohail Khattak, President/CEO of Qualia. "We are committed to working with Merck to promote the development of vaccines and medicines that make a significant difference in people's lives."

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