First of Merck's many court days

On Thursday, opening arguments are to begin in a state court in Angleton in Ernst v. Merck, the first civil case to reach trial among thousands of suits that people who took Vioxx or their families have filed against the drug company. Facing a nearly unlimited number of potential Vioxx claimants, Merck has vowed that it will not settle cases....

First of Merck's many court days - Business - International Herald Tribune

BioBOOM Op/Ed: As Al Haig once said, "It is not a lie, it's a terminological inexactitude". We'll see how long Merck's vow lasts. Another Al, Alex Berenson of The New York Times gives a nice overview of what Merck is facing, worth a read.

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