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Study Provides Little Support for Merck’s Justification for Selling Vioxx

The justification for Merck's marketing of vioxx was that it caused less gi side effects than other traditional NSAIDS. Merck claimed that if people used vioxx there would be less Gi side effects ending up in hospitlaizations and deaths than when using traditional pain relievers. Privately Merck consultant Loren Laine advised these claims were “bogus.” […]

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Are the Drugs You Are Prescribed Safe?

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Drug Scandals Exposed in New England Journal

The following is excerpt from the article by Dr. Jerry Avorn published today in the New England Journal The Journal played a centralrole in two prominent drug-safe-ty developments of the 21st cen-tury, involving the cyclooxygen-ase-2 inhibitor rofecoxib (Vioxx)and the oral hypoglycemic agentrosiglitazone (Avandia). Accord- stroke (2005a). Accumulating evi-dence clarified that the VIGORfindings on myocardial infarctionwere […]

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