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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Federal Jury Finds Merck Failed to Warn of Vioxx Risks NEW ORLEANS -- A federal jury has awarded $50 million in compensatory damages to a retired FBI agent who suffered a non-fatal heart attack in 2002 after taking Vioxx for 31 months. In Re: Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1657 (E.D. La.).

The jury then retired to consider the punitive damage claim. The punitive damage claim was upheld with an additional $1 million award. This is the third punitive damage finding by a jury in less than one year.

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