As publically stated, the current plan is to redeploy staff associated with Vioxx to other areas where possible while “eliminating” staff that could not be redeployed. At the moment, a large scale headcount reduction isn’t planned. Of course, this can change in an instant, and the rumor mill will be alive and well over the next few weeks to months.
Of course, everything posted here is my own opinion. Since I don’t know anything about anything and have no official capacity to know anything, what I doesn’t reflect any official policy or program.