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2006-07-31 20:12:42

By Peter Henderson NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The lawyer for a former FBI agent told a jury that Vioxx caused his client's heart attack and the blockbuster drug's maker Merck & Co Inc. ignored danger signs from its withdrawn pain medicine as the second federal trial opened in New Orleans on Monday.

2006-07-20 12:01:30

In Part 2 of an interview with United Press International, John C. Goodman, president of the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis and sometimes referred to as the father of the health savings account (HSA), argues that conventional healthcare plans provided by employers give workers carte blanche for out-of-control spending that can be effectively reined in through the paternalistic HSA model. Q. The most commonly heard criticism of the HSA is that it only works for people who...

2006-07-18 11:23:59

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Patient safety is being compromised by an increase in adverse drug reactions and prescribing errors, many of which are avoidable, British experts said on Tuesday.

2006-07-13 16:06:55

By Jon Hurdle ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - A jury handed Merck & Co. Inc. another court victory on Thursday when it found the withdrawn pain medicine Vioxx was not a substantial factor in the heart attack of a 68-year-old New Jersey woman.

2006-07-13 13:35:00

By Jon Hurdle ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Reuters) - A jury on Thursday found Merck & Co.'s withdrawn pain medicine Vioxx was not a substantial factor in the heart attack of a 68-year-old New Jersey woman.

2006-07-13 13:12:13

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Reuters) - Jurors on Thursday reached a verdict in a trial over whether Merck & Co.'s withdrawn pain reliever Vioxx was a substantial cause in the heart attack of a 68 year-old New Jersey woman. The verdict will be read in the courtroom shortly.

2006-07-11 19:58:06

Corrects spelling of name to Pettit, paragraph 7 By Jon Hurdle ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - A lawyer for Merck & Co. told a jury on Tuesday that a 68-year-old New Jersey woman's previous health problems caused her heart attack, not their painkiller drug Vioxx. "For someone like Mrs.

2006-07-11 17:02:35

By Jon Hurdle ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - A lawyer for Merck & Co. told a jury on Tuesday that a 68-year-old New Jersey woman's previous health problems caused her heart attack, not their painkiller drug Vioxx. "For someone like Mrs.

2006-07-11 13:34:33

By Jon Hurdle ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - A 68-year-old New Jersey woman who blames the pain drug Vioxx for her heart attack had a series of serious health problems that were the real cause of the attack, a lawyer for Merck & Co. told a court on Tuesday.

2006-06-26 14:57:06

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Merck & Co said on Monday that it stands by the original findings of the study that led to the withdrawal of its pain drug Vioxx from the market, despite a correction to the description of how some of the data were analyzed.


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