Life Sciences

Florida becomes ninth state to sue Merck because of Vioxx

Pharma Compliance Alert, October 8, 2008

Florida alleges Merck deceptively marketed and promoted Vioxx by failing to disclose its side effects, according to an article in the South Florida Business Journal. According to the suit, Merck tried to intimidate physicians and researchers who questioned the safety of Vioxx, and may have misrepresented or concealed published evidence showing possible harmful side effects.

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