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Journal says Vioxx woes suppressed

Merck blamed; correction sought

By Diedtra Henderson
Globe Staff / December 9, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- Merck & Co. withheld information about heart problems suffered by patients taking the company's painkiller Vioxx from the manuscript of a journal article published in 2000, the New England Journal of Medicine said yesterday. (Full article: 1017 words)

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