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A pharma executive shows moral leadership: Why Ken Frazier did the right thing

Merck CEO Ken Frazier's resignation from a high-profile White House advisory panel over the killing in Charlottesville showed what real moral leadership looks like.
Merck CEO Ken Frazier (center) at the White House in November 2012.

The deadly violence last Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., gives all Americans pause about our country and whether we will insist on upholding our values as a nation. , chief executive officer of Merck, did not pause. He acted and he led. By , he demonstrated the courage and conviction called for in

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