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Dangerous drug ads

August 23, 2005

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INTERVIEWS WITH jurors who last Friday found Merck liable for the death of a 59-year-old marathoner who used the painkiller Vioxx make clear that they faulted the drug company for mass media ads that ignored or downplayed Vioxx's known risk of heart attacks. But don't expect that this costly verdict -- and the likely setbacks that Merck will suffer in ... (Full article: 440 words)

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