Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) Moves Forward With Vioxx Successor  
8/23/2006 9:44:41 AM

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Drugmaker Merck & Co. on Wednesday gave preliminary results of a study of its investigational painkiller Arcoxia, the planned successor to Vioxx, which was pulled off the market in 2004 after being linked to stroke and heart attack.

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