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Blog Posts in June, 2005

  • Merck Meddled With Vioxx in 2000

    The Vioxx litigation turned up another damning document against Merck. The documents from 2000 indicate that Merck scientists were formulating another version of Vioxx that did not have cardiovascular risks. Remember that this is the same time the Merck and its 3000 salespeople were aggressively denying any such risk. It begs the question: if there was not a risk, why were they trying to make it ...
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  • Disturbing Statistics on Medical Errors

    As Governor Blagojevich prepares to sign the recently passed medical malpractice reform bill, I thought it helpful to consider some national statistics on doctor and hospital error: *3% or more of hospital patients are hurt by medical error. *1 in 300 patients die from such mistakes. In U.S. aviation only 1 in 5 million flights ends in a deadly accident. *24% of people say they or a family member ...
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  • First Viagra Lawsuit Filed in Texas

    A man suffering from blindness caused by non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) sued Pfizer today claiming that Viagra use caused his condition. Reports of many cases of this condition have sprung up among Viagra users across the country. The Reuters report states: James Thompson filed the civil suit against Pfizer in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on ...
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