Jury Mulls Arguments In Latest Vioxx Trial

Law360, New York (December 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A New Orleans jury in the twelfth civil trial over Merck & Co.’s ill-fated Vioxx headed into deliberations on Wednesday after lawyers representing the pharmaceutical giant called into question the credibility of a Tennessee man who had a heart attack in 2003 after taking the painkiller.

Merck attorneys said in closing arguments that 50-year-old Anthony Wayne Dedrick, who blames his health troubles on Vioxx, has a history of dishonesty, including five worthless-check convictions and allegations that he lied under oath at a disability hearing, Dow Jones...
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