Susan Koeppen, of CBS' Early Show, filed a follow-up on Monday's revelations (text link) about the lack of efficacy of prescription Vytorin. Congress has launched an investigation into why Merck and Schering-Plough did not release the results of the financially-harmful study until two years after it was completed--and into why Schering-Plough executive Carrie Smith-Cox sold $28m worth of company stock in the interim…President George Bush intervened in a lawsuit between environmentalists and the submarine fleet of the USNavy over underwater dangers from sonar. ABC's Ned Potter repeated the green charges that the noise is agonizing to marine mammals, forcing them to beach themselves. The Commander in Chief declared that national security trumped environmental legislation.
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