They’re still doin’ it Folks-Human Guinea Pigs,

Mike AdamsWednesday, January 16, 2008 by: Mike Adams

(NewsTarget opinion) The latest round of scientific fraud from Big Pharma arrives in the form of yet more junk science conducted by Merck on its blockbuster cholesterol drug Vytorin. Results of a clinical trial involving the drug were finally released this week, nearly two years after they were known by Merck, and only after Merck attempted to manipulate the data by redefining the outcome of the trial after the fact!

To help explain the degree of scientific fraud happening with this Vytorin clinical trial, I’ve released a sixty-second parody video ad featuring Merck’s Vytorin drug along with a narrative explanation of the fraud surrounding Vytorin. You can watch the video here:

Deliberate Fraud: What Really Happened with Vytorin
Vytorin has been a top-selling cholesterol drug for several years, generating billions of dollars in revenue for Merck and Schering-Plough. Even though the drug was being prescribed to millions of people, nobody really knew if it worked to remove plaque from arteries (which sort of makes you wonder why it was approved in the first place, right?), so Merck launched a clinical trial called ENHANCE to study the effectiveness of the drug.

The ENHANCE study was completed in April, 2006, and the results were turned over to Merck. As it turns out, Merck didn’t like the results of the trial, so instead of releasing them to the public (or the FDA), it sat on them, delaying the release of this data while Vytorin sales continued to ring up billions of dollars in sales.

After sitting on the data for over a year, Merck decided it would commit scientific fraud and “redefine” the goal of the study after the fact! This would involve selectively deciding which data points looked the best, and then reshaping the goal of the study to fit the data. (How’s that for “evidence-based medicine?” The deeper you look into the so-called “science” behind Big Pharma’s pill-pushing agenda, the more you realize it’s based on nothing but fraud…)
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