(PRWEB) October 5, 2004
Merck & Co. on Thursday announced its decision to pull its painkiller Vioxx from the market after a new study confirmed it increases a patients' risk of heart attacks and strokes. About two million people worldwide were taking Vioxx.
"The company's announcement not only caused its stock price to drop 25 percent, but also increased the number of people searching the internet for information on 'Vioxx Lawsuit'," said L. Mario Lozano, editor of Legal News Watch. "Over 2,000 individuals on Thursday visited Legal News Watch looking for a Vioxx Attorney, Vioxx Lawsuit and Vioxx Recall."
Mr. Lozano added: "Vioxx is now by far the most popular topic on Legal News Watch, surpassing Neurontin, the previous leader by 300 percent." For more Vioxx news visit http://www.legalnewswatch.com/Vioxx_t.html
Worldwide sales of VIOXX in 2003 were $2.5 billion, making it a blockbuster for Merck. The company said, in a press release, that it expects to lose in forgone forth quarter sales of Vioxx between $700 million to $750 million as a result of its decision to recall the drug.
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