Posts Tagged "vioxx"

When Did Merck Know Vioxx Was Deadly?

Posted on Jan 21, 2010 in Uncategorized

  Study Finds Danger Signal in Early Merck Data; Merck Says Study Flawed By Daniel J. DeNoon WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Louise Chang, MDNov. 23, 2009 – Merck should have known Vioxx was deadly years before they pulled the drug from the market, a study of Merck’s own data suggests. The study, published in the current issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, is by Joseph S. Ross, MD, of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and colleagues. The study authors were paid consultants to plaintiffs’ lawyers in Vioxx lawsuits — in which much of the Merck data first was...

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Pain Doctor Accused of Falsifying 'Benefits' of Vioxx, Celebrex

Posted on May 19, 2009 in Uncategorized

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 A prominent Massachusetts anesthesiologist allegedly fabricated 21 medical studies that claimed to show benefits from painkillers like Vioxx and Celebrex, according to the hospital where he worked. Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., said that its former chief of acute pain, Scott S. Reuben, had faked data used in the studies, which were published in several anesthesiology journals between 1996 and 2008. The hospital has asked the medical journals to retract the 21 studies, some of which reported favorable results from the use of painkillers like Pfizer...

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