How was Merck's sales force instructed to talk to doctors?

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How was Merck's sales force instructed to talk to doctors?

How was Merck's sales force instructed to talk to doctors?

A recent story in the Los Angeles Times reports that four years ago, as evidence mounted that Merck's blockbuster painkiller Vioxx could cause heart attacks, the company ordered its sales force not to discuss the emerging data with doctors, but instead to paint a reassuring picture of minimal risks, according to documents released on May 5, 2005 at a congressional hearing.

   

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