Vioxx was approved by FDA in May 1999 for the relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, for the management of acute pain in adults, and for the treatment of menstrual symptoms. It was later approved for the relief of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in adults and children. Vioxx sales were estimated at $2.5 billion in 2003, with an estimated profit of $8 billion during the four years it has been on the shelves. Serious concerns have been raised in recent months regarding the use of Vioxx, Vioxx side effects on kidney and cardiovascular health, and the increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Experts predict the final damages amount to be in the billions.
About ninety one million people in the U.S. have prescriptions for Vioxx, and the drug has been marketed in more than 80 countries. Anyone who has used Vioxx on a regular basis is at risk. Any of the highly-qualified and experienced Vioxx lawyers that you see on the panels on both sides of this page will help you get the help you deserve. Even though Merck voluntarily recalled Vioxx, they are still potentially responsible for side effects suffered by people taking the drug.
If you've taken Vioxx within the last 3 years and suffered a heart attack or stroke, you need to contact a qualified attorney NOW! They will be able to help you determine the best course of action in regards to your situation and/or claim
Do not let this matter sit unsolved. There is only a certain amount of time to evaluate your potential claim based on your use of Vioxx, so do so very soon.
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