TV News LIES

Sunday, May 20th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Health How Merck Made a Killing

How Merck Made a Killing

E-mail Print PDF

Stockmarket pressure to find "blockbuster" drugs has forced drug companies to push products to market ever more aggressively. In the case of Merck's painkiller Vioxx, this had disastrous and lethal results.

There are two remarkable things about the painkiller Vioxx. One was its disastrous impact on those who took it. Before it was pulled from the market in September 2004, Vioxx probably did more harm than any other modern prescription medicine. Critics of the drug have estimated that up to 140,000 Americans suffered heart attacks or strokes and about a third died as a result of taking it—and that is not counting those who died in the other countries where the drug was sold. It was as if a full jumbo jet dropped from the sky every week for five years, yet no one noticed. 

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Trump targets Planned Parenthood, family planning services with new abortion rule

Alex Azar with Trump, tie abortion to all health servicesThe Trump administration moved forward with a proposal Friday that would effectively ban Planned Parenthood and...

Melania Trump treated for benign kidney condition, in hospital

Melania Trump in hospitalPresident Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, has been treated for what was described as a benign...

CDC: U.S. birth rate hit 30-year low in 2017

US birthrate lowest in 30 years The birth rate for nearly every group of women in the United States fell to...

Thousands Of Elderly Louisiana Residents Could Soon Be Evicted From Nursing Homes

37,000 elederly Louisiana residents could be evicted from nursing homes Officials in Louisiana are preparing this week to send out letters to tens of thousands of...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!