Thursday, April 1, 2010

More Still, Out of Vietnam -- "Commissions Paid" To Doctors -- PegIntron® Case

Yet another report, adding detail, and background, in-country:

. . . .A chemist who spoke on condition of anonymity said that patients at his hospital can save billions of dong (hundreds of thousands of dollars) a month if drug prices are not marked up by commissions to physicians.

"It explains why health expenditures have gone up so unreasonably," he said. . . .

MSD Pharmaceuticals has petitioned the Ministry for an extended deadline to submit its own explanations. . . .

So, New Merck will need a few extra weeks to figure out what legacy Schering-Plough was doing in Vietnam, under Ex-CEO Fred Hassan and his deputy, Carrie Cox. Huge surprise. Or not.


Anonymous said...

Well, come on all of you, big strong men,
Fast Freddy needs your help again.
He's got himself in a terrible jam
Way down yonder in Vietnam
So put down your checkbooks and pick up a gun,
We're gonna have a whole lotta fun.

And it's one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam;
And it's five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we're all gonna die.

Come on Wall Street, don't be slow,
Why man, this is war au-go-go
There's plenty good money to be made
By supplying the Docs with the drugs for its trade.

With apologies to Country Joe And The Fish


condor said...


Now, with a little help from the elves at YouTube, we have us a cool, humorous, shiny new April Fools' Day post!

Thanks, Salmon!