Thursday, March 7, 2013

Merck Sued For Fraud And The Media Buries The Story

merckOn June 22, 2012 The Wall Street Journal published an article that Merck lied about the true efficacy of its mump vaccine. Links to the story began to show up on the social media.

Suddenly all the links no longer worked. It almost looked like the story was never published by the Journal. One financial publication had it in its cache so it was still accessible.

There were two class-action lawsuits that had been filed on Merck’s mumps vaccine, which is part of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR vaccine). What Merck is being accused of is tampering and falsification of data that was done to hide the fact that the mumps vaccine had significantly declined in effectiveness. This information would threaten its monopoly over the vaccine market.

It turns out three days after the story appeared in The Wall Street Journal, there was a meeting of the Journals “elite” network of CFOs from the world’s top corporation and Merck’s CFO sits on the executive council. Was the pulling of the story and Merck being on the executive council tied together? Fortunately, the lawsuits are going forward even though the media is ignoring it.

(Reported 7/23/2012)

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