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Business News Archive - August 19, 2005

By Matt Daily ANGLETON, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas jury on Friday found drug maker Merck & Co. Inc. negligent in the death of a man taking its popular painkiller Vioxx and awarded his widow $253 million in the first of thousands of Vioxx lawsuits to go to trial.

Word of the Day
palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.
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