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Merck paying thousands of death claims in Vioxx settlement

Bloomberg News is reporting that Merck & Co. is paying wrongful death claims by the families of more than 3100 users of Vioxx who died of heart attacks or strokes after using the Vioxx painkiller. The company is paying claims for heart attack wrongful deaths and at least 122 strokes.

To read more about the Vioxx settlement.