Wednesday, April 12, 2006

The good guys win: Jury Finds Merck Misled FDA About Dangers of Vioxx

A jury awarded a heart attack victim $9 million in punitive damages after having taken Vioxx for four years. The verdict will automatically cause the case to be referred to the state attorney general for a criminal investigation into Merck's activities. This victory is likely to draw more cases against Merck, which will have a hard time proving that they didn't hide potential risks or act with wanton disregard for patients taking the painkiller. Alex Berenson, The New York Times 04/12/2006 Read Article: The New York Times

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