The 50,000 former users of Vioxx or their survivors will be issued monetary awards next month if they suffered a heart attack, stroke, or died and had lawsuits pending when the settlement was reached. Merck will pay victims 4.85 billion dollars.
The settlements range between $5,000 to several million dollars and are determined by the severity of injury and length of Vioxx use among other factors. Merck still has around 260 potential suits stemming form individuals that were ineligible for the 4.85 billion settlement.
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