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Letters from the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine were introduced as evidence in a federal trial against painkiller Vioxx. The e-mail messages written to another scientist express concern with a study that may have left out crucial data on the harmful effects associated with the drug. The dispute is over VIGOR, a study which has been faulted by plaintiffs for failing to disclose additional deaths linked to long-term use.

Read Article: Federal Court Releases Medical Journal E-Mails in Vioxx Case

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