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One Of Pharma's Biggest Enemies Goes After The Future's Best-Selling Drug


3/26/2014 7:11:38 AM

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Over the past two decades, U.S. Representative Henry Waxman has given the drug industry good reason to fear him. Waxman (D.-California) humiliated Merck in open hearings by publicizing sales training materials that indicated the company had instructed its reps to deliberately downplay the heart risks of the pain pill Vioxx — a game Merck literally called “Dodgeball.” He has fought for allowing cheaper versions of U.S. medicines to be imported from Canada, and for more making available generic versions of the protein drugs that are the biotech industry’s core products.

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