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Merck Says It Is "Target" of Federal Investigation Involving Vioxx
reports, "Merck & Co. said Monday it received a letter from federal
prosecutors notifying the company it is 'a target' of a grand jury
investigation involving the painkiller Vioxx [rofecoxib], which Merck
pulled from the market in 2004." The company said the investigation,
which it "has previously disclosed," has "been ongoing since 2004."
Merck added that the probe "relates to activities in connection with
Vioxx," and that "it 'has responded and is continuing to respond to
requests from the U.S. Attorney's Office for documents and information
in connection with the ongoing investigation.'" The company "pulled the
painkiller pill off the market in September 2004 after its own research
showed it doubled the risk of heart attack and stroke." In November
2007, Merck said "it agreed to a $4.85 billion settlement designed to
end the bulk of personal injury lawsuits stemming from Vioxx."
From the American Association for Justice news release.