A Los Angeles jury gave Merck & Co. Inc. another court victory on Wednesday when it found the withdrawn pain medicine Vioxx did not cause the heart attack of a 71-year-old retired construction manager.

"The jury found Merck not liable," said Casey Stavropoulos, a spokeswoman for the company.

Merck has now won five of the eight Vioxx suits that have been decided in court.

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