Quoted from http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/09/us-merck-fosamax-idUSBRE9B811S20131209
Merck agrees to proposed $27.7 million settlement over Fosamax lawsuits
By Nate Raymond and Jessica Dye
NEW YORK Mon Dec 9, 2013 5:06pm EST
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc said on Monday that it was prepared to pay $27.7 million to settle lawsuits by hundreds of people who sued the company over allegations that its osteoporosis drug Fosamax caused bones in the jaw to deteriorate.
Lawyers for Merck and plaintiffs disclosed the proposed settlement at a court hearing in New York to resolve 1,140 lawsuits pending in federal and state courts. Any settlement would need to be approved by a judge.
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