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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.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Associated Press
About: Vioxx costing Merck millions
Date: 24 May 2005
Source: Associated Press
Author: Adam Nossiter
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