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Merck & Co.

This is a settlement for the Drugs/Medical Devices lawsuit.

Boise, ID: (Mar-13-07) Frederick Humeston filed suit against drug-maker Merck after suffering a heart attack while on the arthritis pill Vioxx. The 61-year-old man suffered a heart attack in 2001 while taking Vioxx, several months before Merck put a stronger warning about the drug's cardiovascular risks on the package insert. The suit accused the drugmaker of negligence and not providing adequate warning about the risks before Humeston's heart attack. In a settlement reached, the jury ordered Merck to pay the Boise postal worker and his wife a sum of $47.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages. [FOX NEWS: VIOXX VERDICT]

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Published on Mar-15-07


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