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465 lawsuits are so far set to attack the maker of Vioxx, Merck. 20 million people have consumed Vioxx since it became available. A study discovered that long-term use (18 months or more) increased the risk of heart attacks and strokes. An FDA expert claims that Vioxx caused as many as 160,000 heart attacks and strokes.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Detroit Free Press
About: Merck faces 465 lawsuits so far
Date: 2 January 2005
Source: Detroit Free Press
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