Merck Starts Revealing Payments to Doctors Who Help Market Merck’s Drugs

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Drug maker Merck & Co. has revealed this week that the company paid doctors and nurses about $3.7 million to give presentations to medical groups this summer alone. I’ll give Merck credit for finally starting to come clean on the highly-charged issue of paying doctors to tout Merck’s products. I think this type of marketing is wrong, but if they’re going to do it, they’re at least admitting it to the public now. The Associated Press has written about Merck’s disclosures, and here are excerpts from the AP article....

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