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Vioxx costing Merck millions

Litigation against Merck, the drug company that produced the anti-inflammatory Vioxx, is heading into $18 million from 2,000 cases after a study found that prolonged use doubled the risk of strokes and heart attacks. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also been implicated in the lawsuits.

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About: Vioxx costing Merck millions

Date: 24 May 2005

Source: Associated Press

Author: Adam Nossiter

URL: http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/business/11724648.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

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