Merck Attempted to Quash Vioxx Criticism
Morning Edition, June 10, 2005 · Drug maker Merck attempted to censor critics of Vioxx as early as 2000, an investigation by NPR finds. That year, a study indicated that the painkiller might cause heart problems.
Carol, who listens to KUOW in Seattle.
"I had to listen to the end of the story, but my kindergartener was waiting to be picked up... Fortunately, I [finished listening] on the Web the next day. Whew! I wouldn't have guessed a story about the drug industry could be so riveting."