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Merck Punitive Award

This just in: a New Jersey jury awarded John McDarby, Vioxx plaintiff, $9 million in punitive damages, in addition to the $4.5 million in compensatory damages he had already recieved. The jury concluded that Merck knowingly misled the FDA about the dangers of Vioxx. Full story (subscriber-only) here in the WSJ.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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