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Like the vast majority of kids growing up in England, the author was obsessed with soccer. But during the 1980s and early 1990s, English soccer teams were blighted by the hooligan behavior of their fans. Right now, he feels something similar about the pharmaceutical industry. He is writing this in the immediate aftershock of the Vytorin quake. The vast majority of pharma employees are decent, ethical folk, but a few bad decisions by a few poor-decision makers have, over the years, given the industry an unwelcome reputation -- one that is not only difficult to shake, but that encourages unbalanced, often unwarranted, media coverage.
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