Vioxx


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Noun1.Vioxx - a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Vioxx) that relieves pain and inflammation without harming the digestive tract; voluntarily withdrawn from the market in 2004
Cox-2 inhibitor - an anti-inflammatory drug that fights pain and blocks Cox-2 activity without impeding the activity of Cox-1; increases the risk of heart attacks; "Cox-2 inhibitors reduce the symptoms of arthritis without endangering the stomach and kidneys"
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M2 PHARMA-January 20, 2012-Merck reaches settlement over Vioxx in Canada(C)2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
Merck withdrew Vioxx in 2004 after a study showed it doubled the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
In what the editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine called the first "documentary evidence that proves the existence of seeding trials," a study in that journal's August 19 issue showed how a clinical trial of Vioxx, called ADVANTAGE, was created not to answer scientific questions but to market the drug and increase prescriptions.
The lawsuit follows a 3-year investigation of Merck's promotional practices of Vioxx (rofecoxib) and alleges that, because of the company's marketing practices, numerous Florida agencies approved the inclusion of Vioxx as a covered or approved drug.
The lawsuit follows a 3-year investigation of Merck's promotional practices of Vioxx (rofecox-ib) and alleges that, due to the company's marketing practices, numerous Florida agencies approved the inclusion of Vioxx as a covered or approved drug.
Gary Cummings, 54, of Cyncoed, Cardiff, was one of thousands of British people who were prescribed the drug Vioxx, used to treat arthritis.
THE DRUG MANUFACTURER AT THE center of more than 11,000 multimillion-dollar lawsuits involving the drug Vioxx, announced the resignation of Bradley T.
hurt by new generic competition for its top-selling drug and massive litigation over withdrawn painkiller Vioxx, raised its profit forecast after one-time charges sent its latest earnings lower.
in Louisiana federal court, claiming that the painkiller Vioxx had caused heart attacks and strokes and that Merck had omitted to warn them of these risks.
admitted last month that a key position it has taken regarding the safety of its arthritis drug Vioxx was based on faulty data.
having evened its record in Vioxx trials, is promising to individually fight each lawsuit over the painldller.