Violation Tracker Individual Record
Company:Merck & Co.
Date:May 20, 2008
Offense Group:consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense:consumer protection violation
Merck agreed to pay $58 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that its television ads for Vioxx did not adequately disclose the cardiovascular risks of the anti-inflammatory drug.
Level of Government:state
Action Type:agency action
Agency:Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case:civil
HQ Country of Parent:USA
HQ State of Parent:New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Parent:publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent:pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent:pharmaceuticals
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