Another Vioxx Trial Over
I don't doubt that many more of the upcoming Vioxx trials will end like this. I'd imagine the lawyers for all these plaintiffs are going to be running into the same problem. Their clients aren’t exactly the youngest and healthiest population, which was in fact why they were taking the drug in the first place. If the plaintiffs were obviously healthier people with no real medical problems, who took the drug only briefly, it would be a windfall for the lawyers. They wouldn't even have to pretend to work for their fee.