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Friday, October 20, 2006

Vioxx Suits Surge to Beat Deadline - washingtonpost.com: "Vioxx Suits Surge to Beat Deadline
By LINDA A. JOHNSON
The Associated Press
Saturday, September 30, 2006; 12:56 PM
TRENTON, New Jersey -- A surge of lawsuits has swamped courthouses just ahead of the two-year anniversary of drugmaker Merck & Co. pulling its blockbuster painkiller Vioxx from the market.
Saturday was the deadline for many users to sue the drugmaker over heart attacks, strokes or other harm they blame on Vioxx. Patients in 22 states, many heavily populated ones, can no longer sue Merck because they have a limit of two years on initiating personal injury lawsuits; four other states have one-year limits.


Vioxx is arranged on a counting tray, laying on top of the bottle, at The Pennington Apothecary in a Pennington, N.J. file photo from Sept. 30, 2004. A federal jury ruled in favor of Merck & Co. Inc. on Tuesday,Sept. 26, 2006, in a lawsuit over the painkiller Vioxx, finding there was not enough evidence to link the drug to a Kentucky man's heart attack. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer, File) (Daniel Hulshizer - AP)

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