Re: [psychiatry-research] News: Vioxx maker Merck and Co drew up a doctor 'hit list'
- The companies pay out when they lose cases; but has action ever been taken against the individuals responsible for the heinous acts? In the tobacco companies or the pharma companies?
I sometimes wonder whether the people in management come from the same species, or even the same planet, as the rest of us.
It is also alleged the company used intimidation tactics against critical researchers, including dropping hints it would stop funding to institutions and claims it interfered with academic appointments.
"We may need to seek them out and destroy them where they live," a Merck employee wrote, according to an email excerpt read to the court by Julian Burnside QC, acting for the plaintiff.