Merck &. Co., Inc. today announced a voluntary worldwide withdrawal of rofecoxib (Vioxx®), its arthritis and acute pain medication. The companys decision, which is effective immediately, is based on new, three-year data from a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial, the APPROVe (Adenomatous Polyp Prevention on VIOXX) trial. Additionally, Merck & Co. will reimburse patients for unused Vioxx. Call 1-888-368-4699 or log on to www.vioxx.com for details.
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