Vioxx


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Vioxx®

Rofecoxib Pain management A COX-2 inhibitor used to manage osteoarthritic pain, acute pain in adults, primary dysmenorrhea.
See COX-2 inhibitor.

Vioxx

A brand name for ROFECOXIB.
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But in 2004, five years after she first started taking the medication, Merck, the pharmaceutical giant behind it, pulled Vioxx from the market.
9m to resolve all certified class actions, putative class actions, other litigation and claims related to Vioxx in Canada.
Approved by the FDA in May 1999, two months after ADVANTAGE began, Vioxx was withdrawn in September 2004 after another trial showed a heightened risk of cardiovascular problems in patients taking the drug.
As a result of his problems he was given Vioxx by his doctor in June 2002.
But when Gilmartin left a year earlier than expected as part of the fallout from the Vioxx lawsuits and criticism from investors, current CEO Richard Clark replaced him.
The company will fight the remaining suits over Vioxx "one by one," says Merck senior vice president and general counsel Kenneth Frazier.
In fact, if you have been following the shenanigans of Vioxx manufacturer, the pharmaceutical giants Merck recently, you could be forgiven for thinking it was all a game.
It was linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes in patients taking Vioxx for more than 18 months.
Vioxx is not suspected of causing those conditions.
He was prescribed high doses of Vioxx four years ago to help control constant pain from arthritis.
Around 120,000 medical card holders across Ireland were prescribed Vioxx before it was taken off the shelves.