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Merck Vioxx Trial Done to Boost Sales, Study Finds

By Elizabeth Lopatto and Michelle Fay CortezBloomberg.com Aug. 18 (Bloomberg) — Merck & Co.’s marketing department devised a study on the painkiller Vioxx to persuade 600 doctors involved in the trial to prescribe the drug and recommend it to their peers, researchers say. Their conclusions are based on 100 internal company memos and reports about the study known as Advantage …

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