Monday, September 26, 2005

An excerpt from a Merck letter to the Editor

To the Editor of the Washington Post this Monday: You can find it here.

"Merck's scientists believed in the safety and efficacy of Vioxx. Many, including the president of Merck's research labs, took Vioxx themselves. When Merck learned in the fall of 2004 of a small increased cardiovascular risk of Vioxx against placebo, seen only after long-term, continuous use in a trial, it promptly acted to remove the drug from the market.

These are not the actions of a company with something to hide."

My comment: For my comment, see the notes on my blog.