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Vioxx Death Trial Begins in Texas

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Vioxx Death Trial Begins in Texas

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Vioxx Death Trial Begins in Texas

Vioxx Death Trial Begins in Texas

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The first case involving an alleged Vioxx-related death started in a Texas courtroom this week. Jurors heard the opening arguments from lawyers representing drug maker Merck and the family of 59-year-old personal trainer and marathon runner Robert Ernst.