I am not making this up.
Merck exec. acknowledges market pressure
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A Merck & Co. marketing executive acknowledged Tuesday that the company was under pressure in 1998 to get its arthritis drug Vioxx on the market ahead of rival Pfizer’s drug Celebrex, with the company forecasting millions in lost sales if it did not win the race. Under questioning he did acknowledge that his pay was pegged to Merck’s sales and profits.
Next revelation — Merck scientist admits that drugs have risks!