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Merck Donated To Vaccine-Friendly Governor: Report

Law360 (February 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- New information is developing in the wake of Merck & Co.’s decision to rescind its controversial cervical cancer vaccine lobbying campaign, with documents reportedly revealing the drug maker donated money to the governor of the first state to require the immunization.

Texas Governor Rick Perry's chief of staff met with key aides about Gardasil on the same day Merck donated money to his campaign, the Associated Press said Thursday, citing documents it obtained under Texas' open records laws.

Earlier this month, Texas became the first state...
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