September 8, 2005 11:09 Age: 9 yrs

Professors Carney, Vandall Featured in Article About Vioxx Lawsuits

By: Beverly James

Professors Frank Vandall, top, and William Carney.

Professors William Carney and Frank Vandall are featured prominently in an article in Knowledge(at)Emory about lawsuits against pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., the maker of the arthritis painkiller Vioxx. On August 19, a Texas jury awarded a $253 million judgment against Merck in the first case to go to trial stemming from the fallout of Vioxx. Although Merck has vowed to fight the judgment, what's the best strategy for the pharmaceutical giant? Carney and Vandall discuss the company's options and note the legal battles could go on for years. Click here to read the article.

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