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Kent Jarrell Quotes

The company has always said that every case presents a different set of facts. We will make a reasonable decision in how to proceed in defending each case.
Kent Jarrell

Merck acted responsibly, from researching Vioxx prior to approval in studies with almost 10,000 patients, to monitoring the medicine while it was on the market, to voluntarily withdrawing the medicine when it did. We based our decisions on the data from well controlled clinical trials.
Kent Jarrell

This is not a normal Vioxx case, which is about heart attacks and strokes being increased by the use of the drug, ... We plan on making it about the specifics of causation. ... This is a good case for us.
Kent Jarrell

We'll look at a relatively small subset of cases. But we have no intention of entering into a global settlement of any kind.
Kent Jarrell

We had made all the data available to the FDA, the medical community and the general public in all sorts of ways. So we felt the most proper and most responsible thing to do was work that process with the FDA and the medical community.
Kent Jarrell