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Merck Vioxx accord spawns pay-day scrap among lawyers

Plaintiffs’ lawyers involved in Merck & Co.’s $4.85 billion Vioxx settlement are accusing some of their colleagues of attempting to hog the lion’s share of more than $315 million in fees spawned by the accord.

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Merck wins dismissal of Fosamax case set for trial

Merck & Co. won dismissal of the second case scheduled for trial over claims its osteoporosis drug Fosamax caused so-called jaw death. U.S. District Judge John Keenan in Manhattan ruled in Merck’s favor in an opinion Monday. Keenan said that ...

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Merck’s Fosamax didn’t attack woman’s jaw, jury told

Merck & Co. didn’t cause a Florida woman’s “jaw death” with its osteoporosis drug Fosamax, a lawyer for the company told jurors at the close of the first trial of hundreds of claims over the medicine. Fosamax plaintiffs say Merck, ...

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