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Merck suffers another setback to the tune of $51million for 62-year old man who suffered heart attack due to Vioxx

After less than a day of deliberations, a New Orleans federal jury awarded a 62-year-old retired FBI agent $50 million in compensatory damages, and an additional $1 million in punitive damages. The man suffered a mild heart attack after taking Vioxx for almost three years.

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