Peer Pressure

Friday, May 29, 2009


In a lawsuit last month against drug manufacturer Merck, the plaintiff introduced a 'peer reviewed journal' strongly supportive of Merck drugs. The ‘journal’, it turned out, was paid for by Merck and its peer-review status was a fraud. Since then, six other journals have been revealed – all falsely identified as peer reviewed. Dr. Peter Lurie of Public Citizen explains how journal publishers and drug companies work together.

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Comments [2]


Yeah...Merck got separated between US and Europe a long, long time ago. The picture is wrong

Jun. 05 2009 12:38 PM
Liz Celeste from Boston

Your image is of Merck Serono, of Darmstadt, Germany. The scandal of which you speak refers to US based Merck & Co. Please correct, as these are two wholly different and separate companies.

thank you!

Jun. 05 2009 10:32 AM

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