FDA Weighs Risk of Vioxx Successor Drug

FDA Weighs Risk of Vioxx Successor Drug

There are 2 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Apr 11, 2007, titled FDA Weighs Risk of Vioxx Successor Drug. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

New painkillers in the same class as Vioxx that increase the risk of stroke and heart attack shouldn't be approved if safer alternatives are available, according to federal documents released Tuesday. via Baltimore Sun

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#1 Apr 17, 2007
Victims of the pharmaceutical company Merck:
Are you, or one of your love ones next? If they are not made accountable you can count on it!

Please copy – past and send this as a e-mail to very one you know, word of e-mail like word of mouth is very powerful, ask them to keep it going for the victims that can’t get justice in our courts.

New England Journal of Medicine reaffirms that Merck lied about Vioxx safety
Three top scientists in the world Gregory D. Curfman, M.D., Stephen Morrissey, Ph.D., and Jeffrey M. Drazen, M.D. are taking on Merck that has the reputation of destroying the career of anyone who has ever questioned the safety of Vioxx - a drug that has killed as many as 60,000 Americans, according to the FDA.

Dr. Eric Topol, chairman of the cardiovascular medicine department at the Cleveland Clinic, is one of the top heart doctors in the world. He also happens to be the one of those rare American doctors who is not in bed with the pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Topol also made another important point that shows how Merck is not disclosing the facts. According to him, Vioxx can be lethal any time after a patient starts to take the drug.
He also blasted Merck’s argument that the company knew about the risks of the drug only in September 2004 when it decided to recall it. Dr. Topol thinks that the risks were known as early as 1999.

Merck relentlessly continued its ongoing attack on Vioxx victims. In a series of statements released yesterday by the firm, Merck is treating Vioxx victims as if they are the ones who have done something wrong. Forget about even a word of apology for the deaths and injuries or even a mention of the pain caused to those who consumed its product. On the other hand, the management team of Merck went on an all-out attack against Vioxx lawyers and victims and proclaimed that it was ready to fight anyone who ends up in court with a Vioxx lawsuit.

Lot of documents have emerged that show that not only did Merck knew about the dangerous side effects of Vioxx as early as 2000, the company also hid these from the public and the FDA

According to FDA estimates, as many as 60,000 Americans are dead after taking Vioxx.


Pearland, TX

#3 Dec 18, 2011
Go file a lawsuit against a tomato company.....guess drug companies have deeper pockets.

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