TV News LIES

Saturday, Dec 03rd

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Health Merck Vioxx study was for marketing: researchers

Merck Vioxx study was for marketing: researchers

E-mail Print PDF

A 1999 clinical study that Merck & Co Inc (MRK.N) said was done to test side effects of its now-withdrawn painkiller Vioxx was done primarily to support a marketing campaign before its launch, according to researchers.

The real aim of the study, called ADVANTAGE, was to promote prescription of the new medicine when it became available -- a so-called "seeding" project -- U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.

"Documentary evidence shows that ADVANTAGE is an example of marketing framed as science," they wrote in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

Kevin Hill, a psychiatrist at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass., and colleagues said the findings showed how studies masquerading as clinical science could be used to bolster marketing plans.

More... 


Most Recent Related Stories...


VA may have infected 600 veterans with HIV and Hepatitis

Vets infected at VANearly 600 veterans could have been infected with HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C at a...

Texas to implement rules requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains

Texas law demands burial of fetus remainsThe rules will prohibit hospitals, abortion clinics and other health care facilities from disposing of fetal...

Abortion Rights Groups Sue 3 More States As Trump Inauguration Nears

Planned ParentohoodAs they prepare for a potentially massive threat to abortion access under the Donald Trump administration,...

Death toll from Australia's thunderstorm asthma reaches 6

Australia thunderstorm asthma deaothsSix people have died and five remained on life support after a rare condition known as...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!