Friday, December 09, 2005

Merck's Deleted Vioxx Data

The editors of the New England Journal of Medicine allege that authors of a Merck-funded study of Vioxx in 2000 deleted relevant data before submitting the article for publication including that three additional patients in the clincal study suffered heart attacks. A table entitled "CV events" was deleted two days before submittal. On the financial side, the price of Merck stock dropped 3% today.

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