Merck Pharmaceuticals murdered 50,000 people by causing heart attacks and strokes from their drug, Vioxx, that they knew would cause these problems, yet they still withheld this information from the FDA and the general public. Merck’s internal records that we supoened under the Freedom of Information Act dislosed that they were aware of these problems in 1995. Nonetheless they came out with the drug in 1999 and only removed it from the market in 2004 when the FDA was about to take the drug off the market.
Merck will pay about $6 billion in fines and law suits from patients, but made more than $20 billion in sales. This was still a good business deal for them! Merck plead guilty to a misdemeanor and still denied wrongdoing! It is hard to believe that crimminal charges have not been filed against the company and those individuals responsible for the death 50,000 people.
It is also shameful that the FDA has not removed the vast majority of NSAIDs that remain on the market despite the fact that we know they cause heart attacks and strokes too! For more information please visit www.doctorsaputo.com
Len Saputo, MD
Len Saputo, MD is a graduate of Duke University Medical School and board certified in Internal Medicine. He was in private practice in affiliation with John Muir Medical Center in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 30 years. His approach to healing has evolved from mainstream medicine into “Health Medicine”—an integrative, holistic, person-centered, and preventive style of practice.
Over the past 15 years, Len has led the Health Medicine movement as the founder of the Health Medicine Forum, a non-profit educational foundation. Since 1994, “The Forum” has sponsored more than 350 public and professional events including lectures, workshops, and conferences. In 2001 Len founded the Health Medicine Center, an integrative medicine center that is located in Walnut Creek, California, that is bringing the model of Health Medicine into clinical practice.