Tag Archives: Vioxx

State can’t recover Vioxx payments

A state could not recover from a drug maker the amount of its Medicaid payments for the now-withdrawn prescription painkiller Vioxx, a U.S. District Court in Louisiana has ruled in granting judgment following a bench trial.

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Merck to pay $12M in fees to end Vioxx suits

Merck & Co. agreed to settle shareholder lawsuits over the withdrawn Vioxx painkiller by strengthening its drug-safety procedures, appointing a new chief medical officer and paying $12.2 million in legal fees.

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Drug litigation preview

Plaintiffs' lawyers are gearing up for a slew of pharmaceutical product liability trials in 2010. While no case has the magnitude of the massive $4.85 billion Vioxx settlement in 2007, the trials represent a welcome return to courtroom action on the pharmaceutical front for plaintiffs' lawyers.

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