SAY SOMETHING NICE ABOUT VIOXX IN A "TESTIMONIAL" . . . A reader pointed out a law-related website that contains one of those familiar "testimonial" pages. Normally, such pages are reserved for glowing reviews of a particular law firm. (Example: "From the first day I walked into Murphy Law Firm, I knew I would be taken care of.”) But the Vioxx Legal Help Center is a little different. It contains testimonials for Vioxx. Here's a sample:
"My side effects included stomach aches/heartburn, a swollen lip, and tiredness."
"My husband Gerry S. died of a heart attack while taking Vioxx. He was only 51 years old."
"I was on Vioxx until Jan of this year. In march of this year I had a massive stroke."
"My father took vioxx and suffered a massive stroke. I'm not sure if the two are related."
These stories, if true, aren't funny. But their placement on a "testimonials" page is a bit amusing. In fact, it made me want to do a testimonial of my own:
"The Vioxx Legal Help Center is a funny website! It made me chuckle. It also showed me that canned website solutions don't always work. Thanks, Vioxx Legal Help Center!"