Vioxx Law Suit Settlement

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

According to the New York Times, Pharmaceutical firm Merck has agreed to pay nearly 5 billion dollars to settle a class action lawsuit over its drug Vioxx.

The deal will settle 27,000 lawsuits brought against the drug maker.
Plaintiffs claim they or their family members were hurt or killed by the pain killer. The agreement still needs to be approved.
A government investigation that includes civil and criminal penalties will continue.

Merck pulled Vioxx from the market in 2004.


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  • by tony davis Location: california on Nov 27, 2007 at 06:09 PM
    Merck are people that put a drug on the market and they knew that it was unsafe.Now that it killed my mother they want to pay people off.How much is your mother life worth?PRICLESS
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