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Merck Faces Proliferating Lawsuits over Vioxx

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Merck Faces Proliferating Lawsuits over Vioxx

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Merck Faces Proliferating Lawsuits over Vioxx

Merck Faces Proliferating Lawsuits over Vioxx

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Pharmaceutical giant Merck is braced for a big legal battle over its pain medication Vioxx. The drug was pulled from the shelves when research showed users were at increased risk of heart attack. Now, the Vioxx lawsuits are multiplying. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

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