Vioxx Recalled Due to Cardiovascular Side Effects

October 11, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Individuals who suffered a heart attack or stroke while taking prescribed Vioxx may be eligible to participate in litigation and recover compensation.
Damages
Vioxx has been linked to serious, life threatening side effects, such as heart attack and stroke. Other reported side effects include intestinal bleeding, blood clots, and kidney problems.
Company(ies)
Merck & Co.
Additional Details
Vioxx is a prescription COX-2 selective, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It was introduced in 1999 for the management of acute pain in adults. It was later approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in adults and children.
Date
Vioxx was recalled by Merck & Co. on September 30, 2004.