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Physician Payment Sunshine: Merck Joins the Act

080926_merck1.jpgIn a move to give the public more transparency around physician payments and grants Merck announced that starting in October 2008, Merck will be posting their grants (including CME, patient and Medical Specialty Society Grants) on their home page www.merck.com; in 2009 they will be disclosing payments to physicians who speak on their behalf; and also in October they will publish the results of their studies regardless of the outcome on www.clinicaltrials.gov and www.clinicalstudyresults.org. This move shows that Merck is committed to adopt industry leading standards of transparency. Image source: ct.gov. > Continue.

News selected by Covalence | Country: Global | Company: Merck & Co | Source: Policy and Medicine

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