Following the recall of Vioxx on September 30, 2004, Merck & Co. is trying to defend itself. It has made television appearances and placed ads in seven newspapers, stating that it withdrew the drug immediately after learning about the link between it and the risk of heart attacks and strokes. They claimed they put the interests of patients first.
The risk of heart attacks and strokes for people taking Vioxx was double that of those taking the placebo. Howard Rubinstein, President of Rubinstein Associates, a New York public relations firm, stated that it will not be easy for Merck to salvage its reputation.
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