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Old 08-23-2006, 12:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Merck employs six of the study authors and supplied the vaccine and placebo used in the study. SmithKline Beecham and Novartis Pharmaceuticals supplied famciclovir. Some of the authors report various financial arrangements with Merck, and two of the authors report having partial interests in relevant patents.
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/505852

Amazingly, this is apparently a-okay.
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Merck employs six of the study authors and supplied the vaccine and placebo used in the study. SmithKline Beecham and Novartis Pharmaceuticals supplied famciclovir. Some of the authors report various financial arrangements with Merck, and two of the authors report having partial interests in relevant patents.
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/505852

Amazingly, this is apparently a-okay.
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Wait, let me guess -- the "placebo" group was given the famciclovir.
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