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Merck to Pull Vioxx Off Market over Heart Risks

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Merck to Pull Vioxx Off Market over Heart Risks

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Merck to Pull Vioxx Off Market over Heart Risks

Merck to Pull Vioxx Off Market over Heart Risks

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One of the world's largest drug makers, Merck & Co., announces that it is taking its arthritis drug Vioxx off the market. A study found patients taking high doses of Vioxx had more than three times the risk of heart attack or sudden cardiac death. Hear NPR's Richard Knox.