Saturday, October 09, 2004

From the Canadian Press:
Ontario class-action lawsuit by users of arthritis drug Vioxx joins others
A Toronto-based law firm filed another class-action lawsuit Friday against drug maker Merck and Co. Inc., the makers of the arthritis drug Vioxx.

The lawsuit is the fifth to be filed in Canada since the drug was withdrawn by Merck on Sept. 30. after studies found it may increase heart attack and stroke risk. Other class actions have been filed in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. None of the suits has yet been certified by a judge, which must happen before they can proceed.

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