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Vioxx: the UK connection


A killer painkiller

Brian Deer investigates the British
connection in the Vioxx scandal

When US drugs giant Merck Inc was deluged with lawsuits over heart attacks linked to its painkiller Vioxx, Brian Deer was assigned to investigate the UK connection.

This Sunday Times special report follows a February page 1 news story and a page 1 splash arising from Deer's investigation of the scandal over Merck's new generation painkiller Vioxx.

The Sunday Times, August 21 2005

Vioxx: the UK connection
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