The Story of Merck and "Safe" Vioxx

Does anybody remember what happened to Vioxx ? The drug was recalled as it was causing increased risk of severe cardiovascular events - but Merck was hiding the data for a few years before it all came out.
“November 2007 Merck announces it will pay $4.85 billion to end thousands of lawsuits over its painkiller Vioxx. The amount, to be paid into a so-called settlement fund, is believed to be the largest drug settlement ever.”

Will history repeat itself ?


It’d be amazing if we got 5 billion usd after a successful lawsuit haha.would speed up science a bit I guess and we all would have some decent money of compensation despite the dreadful consequences of these substances.