Death of A Wonder Drug
Vioxx RecallUnknown - 2008
On September 30, 2004, pharmaceutical giant Merck voluntarily withdrew its popular painkiller Vioxx after it was linked to increased risks of heart attack and stroke. Was Merck's move driven by genuine concern for patients? Or, given findings from earlier studies, was the recall a self-protective move that came too late? This CNBC investigation takes viewers through the process by which one of Big Pharma's most widely prescribed products was tested, approved, and marketed-at the expense, many say, of thousands of consumers. Several medical experts provide commentary, in addition to FDA whistle-blower David Graham, who has cited numerous faults in the government's handling of Vioxx testing.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2004
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (45 min.) : sd., col., digital file
Uniform Title: Vioxx recall