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Jury awards another $9m in Vioxx lawsuit

Despite loss, Merck says it will continue taking cases to court

By Diedtra Henderson
Globe Staff / April 12, 2006

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A New Jersey jury that last week found Vioxx significantly contributed to a 77-year-old man's heart attack awarded him $9 million in punitive damages yesterday, raising Merck & Co.'s liability in the case to $13.5 million and intensifying pressure on it to settle such lawsuits. (Full article: 836 words)

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