injury lawyers immediately to investigate your right to file suit against the manufacturer of this drug.
9-30-2004 – VIOXX IS VOLUNTARILY WITHDRAWN FROM THE MARKET!
PATIENTS TAKING THE DRUG FACE TWICE THE RISK OF HEART ATTACK OR STROKE.
If you’ve taken Vioxx and suffered a heart attack or stroke, it may be the result of taking the prescription drug Vioxx.
Vioxx is a brand name used by Merck & Co., Inc. (“Merck”) to market and distribute rofecoxib tablets, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory prescription arthritis drug. Merck began distribution and sale of Vioxx in approximately May 1999.
On September 30, 2004, Merck voluntarily removed Vioxx from the market in all countries. Merck has removed Vioxx after an extended study showed that patients using Vioxx double their risk of having a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular injury. According to Merck, there are approximately 2 million people worldwide taking Vioxx and at least 84 million people have been prescribed Vioxx since it became available on the market.
For more information, call Vititoe Law Group at 818-991-8900.
If you or a loved one is currently taking, or has taken, the prescription drug Vioxx, you may be at risk for serious, even fatal health problems. Please seek medical attention to find out if your use of Vioxx has caused physical injury.