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The Marketplace Report: Merck Pulls Vioxx from Market

NPR's Noah Adams is talking to Tess Vigeland of Marketplace about the decision by giant pharmaceutical firm Merck to pull its popular arthritis drug Vioxx from the world market. New data has emerged that shows an increased risk of heart attack and stroke among users of the drug.

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Noah Adams, long-time co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, brings more than three decades of radio experience to his current job as a contributing correspondent for NPR's National Desk., focusing on the low-wage workforce, farm issues, and the Katrina aftermath. Now based in Ohio, he travels extensively for his reporting assignments, a position he's held since 2003.
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