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Merck victory in Alabama Albright case

Gary Albright had multiple risk factors for a heart attack including a 30-year history of hypertension, diabetes, obesity and untreated high cholesterol. An Alabama state-court jury took 90 minutes to decide Vioxx wasn't the cause of his 2001 heart attack. Merck pled a statute of limitations defense, but AP press coverage is unclear how that played out. (h/t) The Merck press release appears to be misdated, since the verdict came today. That's nine out of thirteen jury verdicts for Merck (with one such victory overturned by Judge Higbee).



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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