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Merck Found Liable For Two Former Vioxx Users' Heart Attacks...

03/28/2008 02:43 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A jury found Merck & Co. liable on Wednesday for one of two former Vioxx users' heart attacks in a split verdict that awarded $4.5 million in damages to one of the plaintiffs.

The state jury found the company failed to adequately warn both men about the risk factors linking the now-withdrawn painkiller to heart attacks and strokes, but said the drug was only a factor in one of the men's illnesses.

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