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.…

Vioxx Disaster

Vioxx : Miracle Drug or Curse? Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. is pulling its blockbuster arthritis drug Vioxx with yearly sales of $2 Billion from the market worldwide because data from a clinical trial found an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Merck said Thursday that data from the trial showed the increased risk…

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…