Another Blockbuster Fine, Consumers Shut Out Again

Merck, makers of VIOXX and FOSAMAX among other drugs, agreed to pay $950 million to settle criminal and civil claims that it illegally promoted the drug VIOXX.  Merck will plead guilty to a misdemeanor offense and pay $321,636, 000 criminal fines. According to the Justice Department, Merck also entered into a civil settlement and will [...]