The three affected facilities are all in New Jersey -- Roseland, Union and Lafayette.
Do go read Pharmalot -- Ed Silverman's -- story:
. . . .Meetings were held this morning with employees, although there was no specific info available on the number of people who are expected to lose their jobs. However, the layoffs will include a mix of people who work in R&D -- such as in Lafayette, where Schering-Plough Research Institute has offices -- as well as manufacturing, among other things. There is some irony here -- as one source notes, Merck is laying off some of the scientists who helped create the pipeline they so greatly coveted. . . .