Merck Will Pay $950 Million to Settle Vioxx Investigations


The U.S. Justice Department announced this week that drug maker, Merck, will pay a staggering $950 million to resolve investigations into the illegal marketing practices of its popular painkiller, Vioxx. Specifically, Merck will pay $321.6 million in criminal fines and $628.4 million as part of the civil settlement. The company will also plead guilty to [...]