Giving Up the Ghostwriters - Center for Media and Democracy: "'Many of the articles that appear in scientific journals under the byline of prominent academics are actually written by ghostwriters in the pay of drug companies.' Used by doctors 'to guide their care of patients,' these 'seemingly objective articles ... are often part of a marketing campaign.' The New England Journal of Medicine recently revealed that a 2000 article on Vioxx 'omitted information about heart attacks among patients taking the drug. ... The deletions were made by someone working from a Merck computer.'"