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Merck once was a good pharmaceutical company, I am told. 
But Merck cared not one whit about me or what ZOCOR did to me.  If Merck once was good, Merck must have been taken over by the dark side at some point. Now, Merck cares only for mammon.
Merck created the cholesterol hoax with MEVACOR. Then, when its patents expired, Merck brought ZOCOR onto the market. These drugs create myopathy and rheumatoid symptoms. But these were ignored as cholesterol lowering drugs soared in profitability to make CLDs the most profitable pharmaceutical line in history.
A few years ago, Merck revolutionized the rheumatiod pain relief market with VIOXX (which was another non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, like aspirin). Then, it was discovered that VIOXX could cause heart attacks, so it was taken off the market. But not before a very large judgement against Merck was rendered in Texas, which is famous for very large things.
Today, Merck is at it again with GARDASIL.  The plan is to inoculate every girl AND HAVE THE GOVERNMENT PAY FOR IT. Merck does not care what happens to your daughter. Merck cares about M.O.N.E.Y.
After what Merck did to me, I hope there is a warm place in Hell reserved for the masters of Merck. Maybe they will be able to take VIOXX to relieve their pain, but I doubt it will help. Roast in Hell, boys.
Merck brought us these winners: Lovastatin (Mevacor), Zocor, Vioxx, Fosamax, Gardasil. Some day soon, Merck, you will be getting yours.