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Merck CEO says public service is in his future, but not politics, as he plans June retirement


Among the first things Ken Frazier says he reads in the mornings are the obituaries in the New York Times.”It’s not morbid,” Frazier, 66, said Thursday in a telephone interview. “The reason you read them is because most of us spend our life polishing our resume … and my dad used to say, ‘It’s what they say about you at the end that matters. Did you care about people?’ That’s not on your resume.”Frazier has quite the resume, which will get an update in June when he retires as chief executive officer of Merck after 10 years at the helm. …

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