Friday, February 08, 2008

Merck settles whistleblower suit

From the New York Times article:
A sales manager who ''just couldn't abide'' by the way Merck wanted him to market the drugs Vioxx and Zocor to doctors took the lonely step of filing a whistleblower suit against his employer.

Seven years later, Merck & Co. will pay $671 million to settle complaints it overcharged government health programs and gave doctors improper inducements to prescribe its drugs.

Click here to read the article.

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