The doctor in the Texas Vioxx trial was deposed on Tuesday July 26, 2005 and the Court is now considering a Motion to Exclude her testimony.
She testified that the decedent in the case "more likely than not" did in fact have a heart attack.
Also during the deposition the doctor testified that she was flown on business class (the flight cost was $6,000) and that the attorney had made reservations for her stay at the posh Four Seasons in Houston.
Comment: If the Court allows the testimony to be heard this may look very bad for Merck. For the life of me I can't figure out why the attorney did not even list the doctor on the possible call list in the PTO.