Doctor Testifies Merck Knew Of Vioxx Risk

Law360, New York (July 6, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. knew its former blockbuster drug Vioxx increased the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a doctor testified Wednesday in one of the many high-profile cases over the painkiller.

Dr. Lemuel Moye, a physician and professor of biostatistics at the University of Texas, took the witness stand in a California court, concluding that Vioxx carried more risks than benefits for patients and that this was shown by studies before the product went on the market.

The case, filed by Stewart Grossberg, 71,...
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