What is vioxx?

Answer For five years, Vioxx was marketed as an alternative to general anti-inflammatory medications because it caused less serious intestinal bleeding. However, the company that produced Vioxx removed it... Read More »

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What is the chemical name for Vioxx?

According to the online database of the European Bioinformatics Institute, the common name of Vioxx is rofecoxib, and the chemical name is 3-phenyl-4-[4-(methylsulfonyl)phenyl]-2(5H)-furanone, or a... Read More »

Is celebrex safer than vioxx?

On One Hand: Celebrex Has Fewer Heart ComplicationsVioxx has the potential for negative effects on a patient's cardiology; side-effects on the heart caused its recall. An individual with a past hea... Read More »

Do you have to pay your insurance back if you get money from the Vioxx lawsuit?

It depends on what type of insurance you have (public vs. private) and on how your policy is written. Insurance programs run by a state entity, Medi-Cal for instance, typically have the right to a... Read More »

How long will Vioxx settlement money stay in an escrow account?

The estimated $4.85 billion settlement that Merck put in escrow, for the victims of Vioxx, began payment on August 28, 2009 and currently continues. No end date has been determined.Source:U.S. Bank... Read More »

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