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Vioxx cases in Wisconsin against Merck are presently being handled by the firm. The Vioxx Recall was finally done on September 30, 2004 by Merck. Vioxx was known by Merck, the drug's manufacture, to pose users of Vioxx triple the risk of serious cardiovascular thromboembolic adverse events such as heart attacks, stroke, and pulmonary embolism. One contention in the litigation against Merck is that it was far too dilatory in its Vioxx Recall.
Though Vioxx's association with cardiovascular injury was known, the FDA's Arthritis Advisory Committee mandated that the label for Vioxx include cardiovascular information. Merck gained Vioxx approval in 1999 for treating osteoarthritis, menstrual pain and acute pain in adults. However, later an article published in August 2001 in the Journal of the American Medical Association expressed concern over Vioxx. By September 2001, the American Heart Association, National Stroke Association and Arthritis Foundation asked Merck to test whether Vioxx increased the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Later that month, on September 17, 2001, the FDA stopped misleading marketing of Vioxx by sending a "Warning Letter" to Merck .
Vioxx, is a Cox-2 inhibitor, and may increase the risk of heart attacks, stroke and other disorders related to excess blood clotting and an increase in blood pressure. One of the major problems with Vioxx that was known to Merck is the increased risk of ischemic stroke.
If you or a family member had a stroke or heart attack while on Vioxx, please feel free to contact our office.
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