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Settlement reached in a class action lawsuit against Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world has agreed to a settlement relating to a class action lawsuit involving the prescription anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx. According to the lawsuit, the company made false claims relating to the benefits of the drug compared to less expensive alternatives. Even though the company denies the claims, they have agreed to pay up to $23 million to settle the class action.

Everyone who has bought the drug and paid for it either in full or in part before October 1, 2004 are included in the settlement and are eligible for up to $50 in cash or more. For more information about the settlement and to file your claim, you should go to www.VioxxSettlement.com or call to 1-866-439-6932. Claim forms can be submitted both online and by mail.

You should also be aware that if you decide not to submit a claim, you are giving away your right for any settlement money as well as the right to sue Merck yourself. If you don’t want to be part of this class action settlement you need to exclude yourself by November 9, 2013. If you do want to submit a claim, you need to submit it by May 6, 2014.

This announcement was released by Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC and Leiff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein.

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