Dec 20, 2012 — A large niacin-plus-simvistatin study by the drug maker Merck may have far-reaching implications, since millions of people take niacin every day to prevent heart attacks and strokes. One doctor says "phones will ring off the hook in cardiology practices throughout America" because of the news.
Nov 22, 2011 — More than seven years after taking Vioxx off the market, Merck has agreed to pay $950 million to settle federal charges it went too far in marketing the pain drug. Under the deal, the company also pleaded guilty to illegally selling the drug for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Sep 13, 2011 — Political contributions from drug maker Merck to Texas Gov. Rick Perry are substantially higher than he said at Monday night's CNN/Tea Party Express debate.