Vioxx, Celebrex Scandal

Vioxx, Celebrex Were Overprescribed, Study Says How Many Were Injured and How Many Billions Wasted by Over-prescription? CHICAGO (Reuters) – The two popular painkillers Vioxx and Celebrex, heavily marketed as “super-aspirin,” were prescribed for millions of patients who did not need them or should not have taken them, researchers said on Friday. Merck & Co.…

Celebrex – Heart Attack Risk

Celebrex – Heart Attack Risk Cox-2 inhibitors Dangers for Arthritis Sufferers! Pfizer Inc. said it has found its popular Celebrex arthritis drug more than doubled the risk of heart attack in a large cancer-prevention trial, a drug that is in the same class as Vioxx, but they have no plans to remove it from the…

Vioxx Worse for Blood Pressure Than Celebrex

Vioxx Worse for Blood Pressure Than Celebrex (Reuters Health) – The popular pain relief drug Vioxx (rofecoxib) seems to increase the risk of high blood pressure in older adults, whereas its main competitor Celebrex (celecoxib) does not, new research suggests. “Several studies, including this one, suggest that Vioxx but not Celebrex is associated with an…