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Merck Loses Vioxx Lawsuit

New Orleans jury ruled against Merck in the latest trial related to the pain reliever Vioxx. The jury ruled that Merck failed to warn doctors about the medical risks associated with the drug. The jury also ruled a that a patient who had a heart attack after taking the drug is entitled to 50 million dollars of compensatory damages.

The panel has not decided on punitive damages in the case. Merck pulled Vioxx off the market in 2004 after a study found the drug increased the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

August 20, 2006 in Vioxx | Permalink

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I ALSO TOOK THIS VIOXX DRUG,AND HAVE CHEST PAINS FROM TIME TO TIME ESPECIALLY WHEN WALKING,BUT HAS HAD NO HEART ATTACKS OR STROKES.CAN I STILL GET COMPENSATED.

Posted by: Trudy Spivey | Oct 11, 2006 9:14:53 PM

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