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October 4, 2010
Spamming For Site Shutdowns. Sheesh.
Well, this doesn't look encouraging. As part of its restructuring after buying Schering-Plough, Merck announced some time back that it's shedding the former Organon sites in Newhouse in Scotland and Schaijk in the Netherlands.
How's that going? Well, a correspondent forwarded me an unsolicited email he just received from "Partner International", the company hired by Merck to help divest these sites. And apparently Partner's strategy includes. . .spamming people with a one-page brochure touting this "Time Sensitive Acquisition Opportunity" for these "world class research opportunities".
My correspondent, regrettably, finds himself a bit short this month and unable to purchase either of these research sites. Perhaps someone else will idly browse their inbox and take Partner International up on this time-sensitive offer. If the message gets through the spam filter, that is.
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