VIOXX is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug approved by the FDA. However, Merck & Co., Inc. voluntarily recalled VIOXX of the market after receiving study results that prove an increase in the harmful cardiovascular events (heart attacks, strokes, etc.) that occur in individuals using the drug longer than 18 months. VIOXX was used to reduce the pain experienced by patients that suffered from pain and inflammation from a variety of conditions (mainly osteoarthritis).
Wall Street analysis is suggesting that the VIOXX recall could potentially cost Merk up to $18 million. Even though, Merck expects only 16,000 legitimate VIOXX law suits to come against the company.
If you have had injuries related to extensive use of the drug VIOXX come upon you or a loved one, you cannot afford to delay. You need to act now by learning more about the potential side effects of the drug and also by contacting legal help to see to it that you are compensated for you injuries.