Friday, December 15, 2006

Merck Vioxx Win in Alabama Court

According to an article in the New York Times -- Ala. Jury Sides With Merck in Vioxx Case, by the Associated Press -- Merck has won another VIoxx case.  The Merck win in Alabama state court leads to an updated scorecard of 8 Merck wins and 4 losses in Vioxx cases.  Jurors deliberated for only 1 1/2 hours before delivering the verdict.  The article notes that "[j]urors speaking with attorneys and reporters in the courtroom after the verdict said Albright had too many health problems before his heart attack to blame Vioxx."

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Gary Albright had multiple risk factors for a heart attack including a 30-year history of hypertension, diabetes, obesity and untreated high cholesterol. An Alabama state-court jury took 90 minutes to decide Vioxx wasn't the cause of his 2001 heart att... [Read More]

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