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Documents Show Merck Paid This Popular Website $3.5 Million Dollars for Promoting Vaccines

Posted By admin On January 4, 2013 @ 11:16 am In Sci Tech,Tile | Comments Disabled

Jeffry John Aufderheide
Vac Truth [1]
Jan 4, 2013

Have you ever wondered how some websites come to promote vaccines? Well, here’s the answer: Pharmaceutical companies pay enormous amounts of money for websites to promote vaccines.

The influence is subtle for the unsuspecting parent – especially on popular websites such as WebMD.

According to documents located on Merck’s website, at least $3,592,850 dollars was paid to Medscape LLC, a subsidiary of WebMD Health, from 2008 through 2012. If you factor in other cancer programs promoted on WebMD by Merck, the total figure comes to $3,982,850. The amount is likely higher as one of the documents on the website is unavailable. [1]

Last year I wrote about doctors getting paid over $18,810,495.52 by Merck to promote their vaccines. You might notice a common theme: pharmaceutical companies pay huge sums of money to buy influence. WebMD is no exception. [2]

Until recently, the actual amounts have been anyone’s guess – and I think you will agree that 3.5 million dollars is a significant amount.

Full article here [1]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Vac Truth: http://vactruth.com/2013/01/04/merck-paid-webmd-millions/

[2] Merck & Co paid $3.7 million to US health pros in third quarter: http://www.prisonplanet.com/merck-co-paid-3-7-million-to-us-health-pros-in-third-quarter.html

[3] Merck, Wellcome to develop vaccines for poor countries: http://www.prisonplanet.com/merck-wellcome-to-develop-vaccines-for-poor-countries.html

[4] Merck employees had “hit list” of doctors they sought to “neutralize”, court documents reveal (opinion): http://www.prisonplanet.com/merck-employees-had-hit-list-of-doctors-they-sought-to-neutralize-court-documents-reveal-opinion.html

[5] Merck-backed Rick Perry tried to mandate HPV vaccines for all young girls in Texas: http://www.prisonplanet.com/merck-backed-rick-perry-tried-to-mandate-hpv-vaccines-for-all-young-girls-in-texas.html

[6] Merck Pays $950 Million in Criminal Fines and for Falsely Marketing Vioxx: http://www.prisonplanet.com/merck-pays-950-million-in-criminal-fines-and-for-falsely-marketing-vioxx.html

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