Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Humeston Trial #2: ER doc says "clean arteries."

From various sources including Reuters:

This week Judge Higbee denied Merck's 5th Motion for a Mistrial since the trial began three weeks ago. This time, Merck argued a plaintiff's witness violated an order banning discussion of Merck's withdrawal of Vioxx. Higbee said jurors already knew Vioxx had been pulled from the market.

Monday, cardiologist Dr. Graham Wetherley also testified. He was E.R. doctor who treated Humeston for his heart attack. On the stand, the doctor described Humeston's heart vessels as large and healthy and said they didn't need a procedure to clear them.