Merck To Pay Nearly $1B To Settle Vioxx Marketing Claims

By Rachel Slajda (November 22, 2011, 5:23 PM EST) -- Drug giant Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. has agreed to pay $950 million to settle criminal charges and civil claims for illegally marketing the painkiller Vioxx for off-label uses and allegedly misleading customers about the safety of the drug, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday....

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