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Blog Posts in December, 2005

  • Writers for Medical Journal Paid by Drug Industry

    A recent article in the Wall Street Journal details the disturbing, if not frightening, practice of trusted scientific journals to publish research studies written by ghostwriters working for pharmaceutical companies. Not only are the writers in the employ of drug companies, but also the articles are published under the bylines of prominent academics. In short, we have drug companies writing ...
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  • First Federal Vioxx Suit Ends in Mistrial

    The first federal Vioxx lawsuit ended today in a mistrial . U.S. District Court Judge Eldon Fallon declared a mistrial after the jury could not reach a required unanimous verdict after 18 hours of deliberations. The nine person jury recessed on Saturday with five votes for the Plaintiff and four for Merck. Judge Fallon that the jury deliberated for a reasonable amount of time and entered the ...
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