Monday, December 12, 2005

Vioxx Trial #3: Mistrial 12/12/05

This will be reported shortly - Judge Fallon declared a mistrial in the pending case. Public comments earlier this morning by the Court were in substance that the jury was to have a sufficient amount of time to decide, and that time had run. From the information I have, it was less than three full days of deliberations.

Why the mistrial? Could it be that the newly discovered allegations of wrongdoing, as editorialized in the New England Journal of Medicine, may have weighed on the Court's mind? More later.