Monday, August 29, 2005

Merck to Mull Settling Some Vioxx Suits

Merck to Consider Settling Limited Number of Lawsuits Over Withdrawn Painkiller Vioxx

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Merck & Co. will consider settling a limited number of lawsuits over its withdrawn painkiller Vioxx, a spokesman said Friday. The drug's link to heart attacks and strokes has spawned thousands of lawsuits and last week's $253 million jury verdict in Texas.

link to yahoo AP story

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