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Press Release - Canadian Vioxx Settlement Reached - English

Press Release - Canadian Vioxx Settlement Reached - French

MEDICINENET.COM; DESCRIBING ARTHRITIS

MEDICINENET.COM; NONSTEROIDAL ANTIINFLAMMATORY DRUGS [NSAIDS]

SUMMARY: WHAT'S WRONG WITH VIOXX?

MERCK YANKS VIOXX FROM SHELVES

MEDICINENET.COM; PAINKILLER VIOXX PULLED FROM MARKET ALERT

MERIT CARE; VIOXX STUDY SUGGESTS HEART RISKS; KAISER TO REVIEW

January 4, 2005 - "Vioxx: lessons for Health Canada and the FDA" - CMAJ - Canadian Medical Association Journal

May. 02, 2006 - "Vioxx risk highest in first two weeks" - Globe & Mail

Apr. 16, 2008 - "Merck 'misrepresented' risks and ghost-authored papers: studies" - Globe & Mail

Apr. 26, 2008 - "Health care, under the influence" - Globe & Mail

22 Oct 2009 - "Canada Supreme Court Refuses Hearing on Vioxx Appeals (Update3)" - Bloomberg News

April 11, 2006 - NYT: Jury awards $9 Million in punitive damages against Merck

April 5, 2006 - Reuters: Jury awards $4.5 Million in Vioxx verdict against Merck

March 8, 2006 - Boston Globe: Merck film urged sellers to fend off doctor's Vioxx queries

March 8, 2006 - North Jersey News: Vioxx video may aid plaintiffs

March 8, 2006 - Boston Globe: Merck disclosed Vioxx heart risks, court told

March 7, 2006 - Boston Globe: Trial over long-term Vioxx use begins

February 25, 2006 - Globe & Mail: Health Minister attacks makers of Vioxx

February 23, 2006 - New York Times: Scientists Again Defend Study on Vioxx

February 8, 2006 - St. John's Telegram: Ontario ruling another step forward for Vioxx plaintiffs

February 4, 2006 - Regina Leader Post: Firm loses bid to act in Ontario

August 28, 2005 - The Daily Telegraph: Merck will consider settling some Vioxx lawsuits

August 22, 2005 - Globe and Mail: Liability trumps science at Merck trial

August 21, 2005 - New York Times: For Merck paper trail won't go away

August 20, 2005 - Calgary Herald: Vioxx maker to pay $253M. Alberta plaintiffs buoyed by Texas jury award

August 20, 2005 - Calgary Sun: Vioxx verdict uplifts Calgary lawyers

July 5, 2005 - LA Times: Merck Asks Judge to Postpone Vioxx Case

July 5, 2005 - USA Today: Merck to seek delay in first Vioxx case

July 5, 2005 - CNN: Drug giant's lawyers say 'negative publicity' has hurt the company's chances for a fair trial

July 4, 2005 - Houston Chronicle: Widow's suit against Vioxx maker to set tone for rest

June 30, 2005 - Newsday: Judge queries Vioxx suit lawyers over document leak

February 25, 2005 - Globe & Mail: Health Minister attacks makers of Vioxx

January 25, 2005 - Globe & Mail: Vioxx took deadly toll of more than 40,000 in US alone

January 23, 2005 - Calgary Herald: Drug Troubles - Vioxx and the other COX-2 inhibitors

January 23, 2005 - Calgary Herald: Patients weigh risks of continued Vioxx use

January 23, 2005 - Calgary Herald: Patients are upset pain drugs taken away

January 4, 2005 - Calgary Herald: Vioxx safety data approved for release

December 29, 2004 - Boston Globe: Merck CEO to testify about Vioxx

December 22, 2004 - Calgary Sun: Alberta joins nationwide Vioxx lawsuit

December 15, 2004 - Philadelphia Inquirer: Merck to try to bar Vioxx class actions

November 19, 2004 - Los Angeles Times: Early alarms alleged long before VIOXX removed

November 18, 2004 - Senate Hearings on Withdrawal of VIOXX: Testimony of Dr. Gurkirpal Singh

November 6, 2004 - The Lancet: Unacceptable risks of Vioxx evident four years ago

November 4, 2004 - New York Times: Despite Warnings, Merck Took Long Path to Vioxx Recall

November 1, 2004 - Wall Street Journal: Merck Knew Vioxx's Dangers at Early Stage

October 21, 2004 - New England Journal of Medicine: Failing the Public Health - Rofecoxib, Merck, and the FDA

August 1, 2004 - Merck Inc: Vioxx Clinical Study