How many heart attacks might be attributable to Vioxx?

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How many heart attacks might be attributable to Vioxx?

How many heart attacks might be attributable to Vioxx?

David Graham, the associate director for science and medicine at the FDA's Office of Drug Safety, told the Senate Finance Committee that his agency's earlier projection that Vioxx may have caused roughly 28,000 heart attacks or sudden cardiac deaths was "an extremely conservative estimate." Graham said Thursday that the number of deaths alone may have been as many as 55,000.

   

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