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My name is David Stone. I live in Houston, Texas. I am a 30-something single white male. I am an Orthodox Christian and am a member of an English-language parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).

Sunday, September 11, 2005

The Other Vioxx Case from Texas

This article from the Austin Business Journal details the lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott against Merck the maker of Vioxx.

Like the thousands of personal injury Vioxx cases the State of Texas alleges that Merck knew the drug was potentially unsafe but yet continued to market it. In this case Merck was marketing it to the State of Texas Medicaid Program.

The lawsuit also alleges violations by Merck of the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act. The State of Texas is seeking restitution from Merck, plus interest, for all Medicaid payments made to Merck for prescriptions of Vioxx.

This lawsuit was filed last June well before the verdict of the first Vioxx trial in Angleton.


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