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Advantage trial created as promotional tool: Merck official
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outrider
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:22 pm    Post subject: Advantage trial created as promotional tool: Merck official Reply with quote

"As it turned out, Merck's marketing department had created the
Advantage trial as a promotional tool, to introduce about 600 doctors
to
Vioxx."

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/24/business/24drug.html?pagewanted=print&position=
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Jeff
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Advantage trial created as promotional tool: Merck official Reply with quote

"outrider" <outrider@despammed.com> wrote in message
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Quote:
"As it turned out, Merck's marketing department had created the
Advantage trial as a promotional tool, to introduce about 600 doctors
to
Vioxx."

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/24/business/24drug.html?pagewanted=print&position=

It seems to me that Dr. Lisse, the person who was the first author on the
trial should lose his academic post. He should never have been the first
author on a paper which he couldn't vouch for.

And maybe, he should have his medical license yanked, as well.

Jeff
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