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April 1, 2007

Verdict for Merck & Co. in Madison County Vioxx Case

On March 27, 2007, after deliberating for roughly six hours over a two day period, a jury in Madison County, Illinois, found that Vioxx was not the "proximate cause" of  the death by heart attack of the plaintiff's decedent, an obese 52-year-old woman who had taken Vioxx for 20 months.  The jury found that Merck knew or should have known that Vioxx may have presented dangers for patients such as the decedent, but that it had adequately warned doctors and consumers concerning complications from use of the drug.  The verdict was Merck's 10th in 15 Vioxx cases that have been tried.  MSNBC

MKS

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