Friday, January 20, 2012

Merck Frosst settles Canadian class-action suit over Vioxx


The amount for Vioxx users in Canada will be between $11.3 million and $26.4 million, with the amount determined by the final number of eligible claimants.

All amounts are in Canadian dollars.

"Claims for myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death will be evaluated on an individual basis by an independent administrator based on objective criteria related to various factors, including duration of Vioxx use, age and presence of risk factors. Individual awards for ischemic stroke claims will be a uniform amount not to exceed C$5,000," the posting said.

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