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Merck & Co.

In April 2001, within one month of taking Vioxx, Leonel Garza had fatal heart attack. The 71-year-old's family filed a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer alleging wrongful death. A South Texas jury has ordered the company to pay $7 million in compensatory damages and $25 million in punitive damages. (Apr-21-06) [ BUSINESS WEEK ]

[FILE A VIOXX COMPLAINT]
Published on Apr-21-06


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