Vioxx


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a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Vioxx) that relieves pain and inflammation without harming the digestive tract

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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.
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 user.
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.