Family files claim against drug company

Family files claim against drug company

There are 6 comments on the Leader Post story from Jan 18, 2010, titled Family files claim against drug company. In it, Leader Post reports that:

A Regina family is attempting to sue a pharmaceutical giant, claiming the drug Vioxx led to their loved one's death.

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Houston, TX

#1 Mar 25, 2010
Chances are he would have died anyway, Vioxx had nothing to do with it.


#2 Mar 25, 2010
Well I may have missed something im not sure and in australia we dont get this drug but I do believe this may have been a natural death due to her poor health or maybe the drug did help in her death who knows all I can say is dont doctors have a part in this? Im sure her dr was well aware of her current health issues and if not he should have been! All drugs have side effects and lots include DO NOT USE IF RECENT HEART COMPLICATIONS,STROKE,CLOTS and so on so I really dont think the company who makes the drug should be held responsible the Dr who prescribed it should be looked at for answers as well.there are many painkillers on the market ones that dont elevate blood pressure or cause heart palpitations and risks of heart failure so all in all I think its a matter of neglect, malpractice on the Drs behalf that is if he was fully aware of her health conditions and one more thing why did she continue taking medication she knew was causing life threatening side effects?if she told her Dr everything im sure her meds would have been re-evaluated and probly still alive but then again maybe it was just her time. I dont believe the pharmaceutical company is to blame. Sorry


#3 Mar 25, 2010
Sorry I should have asked this before in the last novel I wrote on here. Heh.
What is vioxx? Its a painkiller From wot I have read but wot type? Is it a opiate?

Staten Island, NY

#4 Mar 26, 2010
yes it was a pain medication -it was given to elderly people-back surgery-knee-mostly joint pain- in the early 80's is was a wonder drug- I took it for 1 month after one of my surgeries- while I was getting better my mother came to help me after my surgery- she was in awful pain complaining about her legs -so I told her about vioxx and went to a local dr and he started my mother on vioxx- I stopped after a month because my insurance didn't cover it and I remember it was around $95,00-years ago that was a lot of money-well my point is I'm the one that told my beautiful mother about vioxx-she return home and her Dr's started giving her samples because she was on a fixed income- well in 2004 after about a year my mom started taking vioxx she had a stroke and wasn't going to make it-her dr told me to come and say goodbye-by some miracle 5 min. after the dr told me to come she open her eyes (she was in a coma for 10 to 15 days and then rehab for several months-she was never the same after her stroke -MERCK recall the drug about 2004 saying it caused heart attack and strokes-now after 5 long years the victims or their family are about to settle a class action law suit which the lawyers are getting richer-MERCK is a big company and knew exactly what they were doing not having each case go by judge and jury--so PainKiller I hope I gave you some insight what going on here about the medicine vioxx-the heart attack victims and family have settled-now their down to the stroke victims and their family are about to settle after waiting and fighting 5 long years. What's happening in your part of the world dealing with vioxx or is this all new to you-If so I hope their handling MERCK aggressively better then they did here-well chap hope I was a little helpful explaining hope I didn't put you to sleep because my eyes are closing now (LOL) BYE MATE


#5 Mar 26, 2010
Hehe, na barbi im awake and yes I see how this drug has caused u alot of pain and misery. I havnt heard of vioxx myself but apparently its in australia too hmmm dunno anyway I hope everyone hurt by them get wot they deserve not that cash will ever bring back a life lost or ruined by a loved one but atleast its something. I posted a rant earlier about my world it was about the size of a novel but I dont think it worked jeez it took me for ever to write too.:( HaHa. Anyway my world...I suffer from chronic back and head pain after a car accident. And ive been on 400mg MS Contin(morphine),300mg codiene phosphate,30-40mg valium per day never tried or heard of vioxx and thank god I guess :-o
Anyway im not 100% pain free but it allows me to work and support my wife and 2 gorgeous children.:)thats all that matters to me. Thanks for the insight take care and I hope u get good carma in return.

Houston, TX

#6 Apr 14, 2010
More folks wanting to get on the VIOXX money train.

Get a dam job !

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