How many people have suffered from the side effects of Vioxx?

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How many people have suffered from the side effects of Vioxx?

How many people have suffered from the side effects of Vioxx?

FDA safety officer David Graham and others estimate that Merck's signature arthritis drug, Vioxx, has caused as many as 140,000 heart attacks and strokes and killed as many as 55,000 people since being approved by the FDA in 1999. Documents made public on May 5, 2005 by the House Government Reform Committee constitute the strongest evidence yet that Merck executives were aware of the dangers of the drug and took aggressive steps to conceal them, endangering countless lives.

   

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