Should You Hire a Vioxx Lawyer?

Written by Michael Monheit, Esquire

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A family member recently had a stroke. He was taking Vioxx for two years. Should we be contacting a Vioxx law firm regarding Vioxx litigation? ---- Yes, at least have a so you know your rights and understand what is at stake. What arerepparttar alternatives to Vioxx? Vioxx is a COX-2 selective, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Other COX-2 selective NSAIDs are Celebrex (celecoxib) and Bextra (valdecoxib). If you are considering taking Celebrex or Bextra, contact your doctor aboutrepparttar 119264 risks involved. Bextra has some serious side effects. Click here for more information about Bextra side effects.

Basically, all ofrepparttar 119265 NSAIDs have risks when taken long-term, especially for gastrointestinal (stomach) bleeding, but also kidney and liver toxicity. Vioxx is also related torepparttar 119266 nonselective NSAIDs -- ibuprofen and naproxen. Now that Vioxx has gone underrepparttar 119267 microscope perhapsrepparttar 119268 FDA will require more testing for Celebrex and Bextra.

Are Cox-2 inhibitors more effective than traditional NSAIDs for arthritis pain? ----- Opinions vary. Many doctors feel that Cox-2 inhibitors have never been shown to be more effective than traditional NSAIDs like ibuprofen and naproxen. If gastrointestinal safety is an issue, patients are prescribed protective drugs like proton-pump inhibitors to lower their risk even more. Cox-2 inhibitors have bigger and more exorbitantly expensive marketing campaigns. Cox-2 inhibitors also cost much more than traditional NSAIDs.

What is rofecoxib? --- Rofecoxib isrepparttar 119269 generic scientific term forrepparttar 119270 compound that is marketed as Vioxx.

Will Vioxx be recalled? --- No, Merck is voluntarily withdrawing Vioxx fromrepparttar 119271 marketplace; a Vioxx recall is not necessary.

Can my pharmacist continue to refill my prescription for Vioxx? ----- No, Merck has initiated a market withdrawal inrepparttar 119272 United States atrepparttar 119273 pharmacy level. This means Vioxx will no longer be available at pharmacies. Talk to your doctor about what medication is right for you.

Can I get a refund on unused Vioxx? ------- Yes. Merck requires patients to mail backrepparttar 119274 unused Vioxx inrepparttar 119275 original container, along with a pharmacy receipt to: NNC Group – Merck Returns 2670 Executive Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46241 Include a note withrepparttar 119276 patient's name, address, and phone number. Merck will reimburserepparttar 119277 cost ofrepparttar 119278 full prescription plus regular shipping.

Will there be a Vioxx class action suit? ------ Yes. There will be class actions. However, we will only be representing individual plaintiffs, and NOT filing any class actions.

I’m taking Vioxx now. What should I do? ------- Consult with your doctor for further instructions. He may tell you to stop taking Vioxx. Merck is recommending people stop taking Vioxx.

How much does a Vioxx lawsuit cost? ------- Most Vioxx law firms will accept clients on a contingency basis. That means you do not payrepparttar 119279 law firm any money unless you winrepparttar 119280 case.

Monheit Law handles MDL and individual cases. They can be found at

Michael Monheit, Esquire is the managing attorney for Monheit Law. The practice is focuse on plaintiff personal injury cases and Vioxx Lawyers info can be found at Vioxx Lawyer - Monheit Law

Cabotage And International Operation Of Corporate Aircraft

Written by Greg Reigel

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The Importation Alternative To Cabotage Compliance

An option for removingrepparttar cabotage restraints on international operations is importation of a U.S. registered aircraft intorepparttar 119263 foreign country (e.g. Canada, a European Union country etc.) in whichrepparttar 119264 corporate aircraft owner wishes to operate. Importation then makesrepparttar 119265 aircraft an aircraft ofrepparttar 119266 country into which it is imported (e.g. an aircraft of Canada or a European Union aircraft). The aircraft can usually be imported on a temporary or permanent basis and does not usually require thatrepparttar 119267 aircraft be re-registered.

For importation into most countries,repparttar 119268 corporate aircraft owner will be required to payrepparttar 119269 “Value-Added Tax” (VAT) onrepparttar 119270 value ofrepparttar 119271 aircraft. Two exceptions arerepparttar 119272 European Union countries ofrepparttar 119273 United Kingdom and Denmark. Both countries have a zero valuation of aircraft weighing over 24,000 pounds and are frequently used to import corporate aircraft intorepparttar 119274 European Union. Oncerepparttar 119275 aircraft is imported intorepparttar 119276 foreign country, for purposes of regulation it becomes an aircraft of that country and is no longer subject torepparttar 119277 cabotage restrictions.

Locating Cabotage Regulations

If importation is not an option, a corporate aircraft operator will need to researchrepparttar 119278 cabotage restrictions and regulations forrepparttar 119279 particular country of intended travel. The first place to consult isrepparttar 119280 Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) published byrepparttar 119281 country to whichrepparttar 119282 operator wishes to travel. How do you getrepparttar 119283 AIP for a particular country? Well,repparttar 119284 best place to start isrepparttar 119285 International Flight Information Manual (IFIM). The IFIM is published byrepparttar 119286 FAA and has information regardingrepparttar 119287 civil aviation authority for each country andrepparttar 119288 respective contact information and addresses to which you can direct your request forrepparttar 119289 country’s AIP.

However, you should be aware that many countries’ AIP’s may not contain all ofrepparttar 119290 applicable rules and regulations relating to cabotage and its enforcement. Often times a country’s customs and/or revenue officials responsible for enforcement are not always onrepparttar 119291 proverbial same page and may interpretrepparttar 119292 regulations inconsistently.

Fortunately for corporate aircraft operators,repparttar 119293 IFIM contains a section for each country titled “Corporate Aircraft Constraints” that includes information prepared byrepparttar 119294 U.S. Department of State. This section specifically addresses cabotage and similar regulations as they may apply to operation of corporate aircraft withinrepparttar 119295 foreign country.


Atrepparttar 119296 end ofrepparttar 119297 day,repparttar 119298 pilot in command is responsible forrepparttar 119299 operation ofrepparttar 119300 flight in compliance with all applicable regulations. However, inrepparttar 119301 context of a corporate operation,repparttar 119302 corporation is also responsible forrepparttar 119303 operation of its aircraft. Violations of cabotage regulations can subject bothrepparttar 119304 pilot andrepparttar 119305 corporation to some nasty consequences.

To avoid these consequences, as a corporate aircraft operator you should find out aboutrepparttar 119306 applicable regulations before you fly. Consultrepparttar 119307 AIP forrepparttar 119308 country in which you wish to travel. Reviewrepparttar 119309 corporate restraints for that country inrepparttar 119310 IFIM. If you are a member ofrepparttar 119311 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), reviewrepparttar 119312 feedback forrepparttar 119313 country inrepparttar 119314 NBAA’s International Operators Bulletin or onrepparttar 119315 NBAA’s website. Also, check with your point of entry handler/FBO/flight planning organization. Finally, for final, “official” confirmation, contactrepparttar 119316 applicable governing authority withinrepparttar 119317 country to obtain current regulations and interpretations.

Proper planning and current information are essential for international operations by corporate aircraft. Don’t leave home without them.

Greg is an aviation attorney, author and holds a commercial pilot certificate with instrument rating. His practice concentrates on aviation litigation, including insurance matters and creditor’s rights, FAA certificate actions and aviation related transactional matters. He can be reached via e-mail at or check out his website at

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