New Jersey Jury Splits In Vioxx Cases

Law360, New York (March 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A New Jersey jury has handed down a split decision in two Vioxx cases tried simultaneously, ruling that Merck & Co. provided sufficient warning about the risks attached to its former blockbuster arthritis drug in one but deciding that Merck neglected to do so in the other.

On Friday, Merck was let off the hook slightly in the suit brought by the estate of Brian Hermans, who died from a heart attack in September of 2002 after using Vioxx for nearly two years, Reuters reported....
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