The makers of Vioxx should pay $9 million in punitive damages to an elderly man who had a heart attack while taking the painkiller, a New Jersey jury has decided. Last week, the jury awarded the man and his wife $4.5 million in compensation. Vioxx manufacturer Merck faces nearly 10,000 more individual suits over the arthritis drug.
Vioxx Jury Adds $9 Million in Punishing Merck
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