Merck Wins Bid To Toss Texas Medicaid Fraud Suit

Law360, New York (November 23, 2009, 4:45 PM EST) -- A Texas state court judge has granted Merck & Co.'s bid to toss a suit brought by the state's attorney general accusing the pharmaceutical giant of engaging in Medicaid fraud in connection with the marketing and sale of its withdrawn painkiller Vioxx.

Judge Scott Jenkins of the 53rd Judicial District Court in Travis County on Friday dismissed with prejudice the state's allegations that Merck had violated the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act in its distribution of Vioxx between 1995 and 2005, ending the state's bid to...
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