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Merck & Co.

John McDarby used Vioxx for five years until 2004, when he suffered a heart attack. The 77-year-old man filed a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer for allegedly misleading the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the painkiller's heart risks. A jury ordered Merck & Co. to pay $9 million in punitive damages. A New Jersey Superior Court jury also found Merck violated the New Jersey consumer fraud law by failing to properly warn consumers of Vioxx's cardiovascular risks. The jury awarded McDarby $4.5 million in compensatory damages. (Apr-11-06) [MARKET WATCH]

[FILE A VIOXX COMPLAINT]


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Published on Apr-12-06


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