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Merck To Appeal $4.6M Verdict In Massachusetts Fraud Case

TRENTON, N.J. - (AP) Drugmaker Merck & Co. plans to appeal a federal court verdict that a former subsidiary caused the commonwealth of Massachusetts to overpay pharmacists for a widely used asthma medication, the company said Thursday. After a three-week trial, a jury in Boston found Merck liable for about $4.6 million. . . . Full version available to subscribers.