$5 Billion Vioxx Settlement Moves Forward

March 3, 2008 12:20:44 PM PST
Merck says more than 44,000 people have signed up to take part in the deal by submitting medical records.That's out of roughly 47,000 people who originally registered for the settlement earlier this year. Merck has said it would withdraw from the agreement unless at least 85% percent of the claimants followed through.

Lawyers for thousands who blamed Vioxx for their heart attacks announced the settlement last November.