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Merck, the company that developed and sells Vioxx has been charged with covering up the dangerous side effects of that drug. Merck CEO Raymond Gilmartin testified in November of 2004 that Merck had "promptly disclosed" the negative results of its studies to physicians, but the documents show otherwise. In fact, "as evidence mounted that "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."