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Ken Frazier On The Vioxx Scandal And How He Saved His Company Billions | Forbes




Ken Frazier, pharmaceutical pioneer and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., announced he is retiring in June of 2021, marking the end of a storied career at the company. A trailblazing leader, Frazier has advanced the march of progress for everything from scientific research to delivering lifesaving medicines to the growth of key products to benefit society. Frazier’s work as a lawyer during the Vioxx painkiller scandal saved the company billions and helped propel him to his position as CEO.

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