Merck Loses Two Times in One Day

Merck had two losses related to Vioxx lawsuits in the same day last week. A jury decided that Merck should pay $51 million to a retired FBI agent who says Vioxx caused his heart attack. On the same day, a judge ordered a new trial in a Vioxx case that Merck had already won.

Despite the setbacks, Merck said it will continue its strategy of fighting each of the 16,000 Vioxx lawsuits filed so far.

Merck takes two blows over Vioxx lawsuits

Merck suffers 2 setbacks in its strategy of fighting Vioxx suits

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