Was The US drug Vioxx Responsible For Half A Million Deaths?

May 10, 2012 6:43 pm

Well, this is an eye popping number – we spotted this today:

“Unz makes the point that the users of Vioxx were almost all elderly, and it was not possible to determine whether a particular victim’s heart attack had been caused by Vioxx or other factors. But he concludes: “Perhaps 500,000 or more premature American deaths may have resulted from Vioxx [my italics], a figure substantially larger than the 3,468 deaths of named individuals acknowledged by Merck during the settlement of its lawsuit. And almost no one among our political or media elites seems to know or care about this possibility.”

Read more: http://www.theweek.co.uk/us/46535/when-half-million-americans-died-and-nobody-noticed#ixzz1uUfyW2Oo”

That is a huge number, definitely must not have gone unnoticed.

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