Tag Archives: Merck

Trump Attacks CEO “Grandstanders” For Resigning From Advisory Council Over His Response To Nazi Terrorism

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed the three chief executives who recently left his manufacturing council as “grandstanders.” Since Monday, three CEO have stepped down from their advisory roles. Merck’s Ken Frazier did so on Monday morning, followed by Under Armour’s Kevin Plank and Intel’s Brian Krzanich. Shortly after Trump’s tweet Tuesday, Scott Paul, president of the Alliance ...

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More CEOs Bail On Trump Over Nazi Response

CNN Money reports: The chief executives of Merck, Under Armour and Intel all quit a presidential manufacturing council on Monday after Trump took two days to denounce white supremacy. Most notable was Kenneth Frazier of Merck, one of the most prominent black executives in the United States, who said the nation’s leaders “must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting ...

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Pharma CEO Resigns From Trump Council Over Nazi Terror Response, Trump Attacks His “Ripoff” Prices

The Hill reports: The chairman and CEO of Merck announced he was resigning from President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council. “Our country’s strength stems from its diversity and the contributions made by men and women of different faiths, races, sexual orientations and political beliefs,” Kenneth C. Frazier said in a statement. “America’s leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting ...

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FDA Endorses Anal Cancer Vaccine

The FDA has endorsed the vaccine Gardasil as a preventive for anal cancer in young men and women. The drug prevents certain strains of HPV (human papillomavirus) which are known to cause various vaginal, penile, and anal cancers. To be effective, the vaccine must be administered at a young age before sexual activity and HPV infection occurs. Men who have ...

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Jack Mackenroth HIV PSA

Here’s Project Runway’s Jack Mackenroth with his PSA for HIV treatment, made in partnership with Logo and Merck. More on the campaign here.

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Vaccine News Worse Than Thought

More disappointing news about Merck’s recently halted HIV vaccine study. The vaccine is made from a common cold virus with three synthetic HIV genes tucked inside. It’s designed to stimulate the immune system to kill any HIV-infected cells encountered in the future. However, the researchers found that volunteers with pre-existing immunity to this particular cold virus were much more likely ...

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Merck Halts HIV Vaccine Trial

Disappointing news. Merck has stopped its promising HIV vaccine trial, after more subjects who received the vaccine contracted the virus that those who got the dummy shots. Merck’s vaccine trial was the farthest along and most closely watched. The National Institute of Health, who partly funded the research, said that not only did the vaccine not prevent infection, it did ...

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