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Merck paying $950 million to settle US Vioxx criminal, civil charges

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Merck has agreed to plead guilty to violating the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and pay $950 million to settle US criminal charges and civil claims for off-label promotion of its cyclooxygenase-2-selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx (rofecoxib), the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the company said on 22 November.






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