Merck Knew About Vioxx Dangers For Years: Report

Law360, New York (April 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that Merck & Co. Inc. knew about the dangers connected to its painkiller Vioxx years before the pharmaceutical giant took steps to remove the drug from the market.

A group of researchers asserted on Tuesday that Merck had deliberately suppressed information regarding the risks associated with Vioxx in Alzheimer's patients, a conclusion reached after sifting through tons of documents that surfaced during the massive litigation surrounding the arthritis drug.

The researchers, led by...
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