Lawsuits pending in New Jersey state court and the Eastern District of Louisiana claimed Merck misled physicians, consumers, and health benefit providers when it touted Vioxx
as a superior product to other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) when the drug had no appreciable difference than less expensive medications.
Higbee is overseeing all the Vioxx
cases filed in her state against Merck, based in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.
Kerins also says allegations by some industry insiders that Sheares was forced out in the wake of the Vioxx
lawsuits are "completely false.
Merck also said it can now reasonably estimate its Vioxx
costs through 2008 and reserved an additional $598 million for future defense costs, on top of the $970 million previously set aside.
In fact, if you have been following the shenanigans of Vioxx
manufacturer, the pharmaceutical giants Merck recently, you could be forgiven for thinking it was all a game.
a member of the clinical faculty at Harvard Medical School, details what he calls the "misrepresentation of Celebrex and Vioxx
is not suspected of causing those conditions.
He was prescribed high doses of Vioxx
four years ago to help control constant pain from arthritis.
Around 120,000 medical card holders across Ireland were prescribed Vioxx
before it was taken off the shelves.
The firm is to appeal against a pounds 141million damages award in the United States on Friday to the widow of a Vioxx
British law firms were today preparing to sue pharmaceutical giant Merck after a US jury found it liable for the death of a man who took its painkiller Vioxx
Based on this, Vioxx
and Bextra may be associated with a higher risk of a heart attack because they are more potent inhibitors of COX-2 enzymes than Celebrex.
a dozen patients tell a different FDA advisory committee about the excruciating pain, stiffness and helplessness they had suffered until they started taking the Cox-2 pain relievers Vioxx
, Celebrex and Bextra.
Perhaps the most widely felt drug withdrawal has been that of the arthritis pill rofecoxib, or Vioxx
In the wake of its Vioxx
recall last September, Merck & Co.