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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Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Vioxx) that relieves pain and inflammation without harming the digestive tract; voluntarily withdrawn from the market in 2004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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Merck withdrew Vioxx in 2004 after a study showed it doubled the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
on behalf of health benefit providers who purchased Vioxx in a suit claiming the pharmaceutical giant launched misleading marketing campaigns for its drugs.
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.
An Idaho man who alleged that Vioxx caused his 2001 heart attack has prevailed against its manufacturer, Merck & Co.
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hurt by new generic competition for its top-selling drug and massive litigation over withdrawn painkiller Vioxx, raised its profit forecast after one-time charges sent its latest earnings lower.
The massive damages handed out by a Texas jury to a wife whose husband died after taking the painkiller Vioxx has opened the flood gates for similar claims around the world.
Almost everyone is now aware of the fact that Celebrex and Vioxx, two prescription pain medications primarily intended to help arthritis sufferers, have recently come under tough scrutiny and were almost pulled from the market because their use substantially increases the risks of serious complications--such as heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular disorders.
pay more than a quarter of a billion dollars in damages to the widow of a man who died after taking the painkiller Vioxx - even though Vioxx probably didn't cause his death.
She blamed their painkiller Vioxx for husband Robert's early death.
IRISH law firms are preparing to sue pharmaceutical giants Merck after it was found their painkiller Vioxx was linked to an increased risk of heart disease.
FORTY thousand British users of painkiller Vioxx could make claims against pharmaceutical giant Merck.