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Australian Court: Vioxx Doubled Heart Attack Risk

SYDNEY, Australia – (AP) The once-popular painkiller Vioxx doubled the risk of heart attack and was unfit for consumption, an Australian court ruled Friday, awarding a man leading a class action suit against the drug's maker 287,000 Australian dollars ($259,000) in compensation. Melbourne...

Merck, Canadian Plaintiffs Settle Vioxx Litigation For Up To $36.3 Million

(Mealey's) Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. and plaintiffs' counsel in four Canadian Vioxx class actions announced Jan. 19 that they have agreed to settle the litigation for up to $36.3 million ( Mignacca, et al. v. Merck Frosst Canada Ltd, et al. , No. 04-CV-045435CP, Ontario Super. Ct. of Justice;...