Tag - Bextra

Vioxx redux

Hard on the heels of the COX-2 debacle, the US Food and Drug Administration, which somehow seems to have developed a conscience, has recently issued a Public Health Advisory targeting all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as worthy of...

Bextra

Once upon a time there were arthritis drugs known as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), but they caused gastrointestinal problems, such as ulcers.

Drugs for arthritis

If you thought Vioxx was bad, Bextra could be even worse. Things are unravelling quickly for the COX-2 inhibitor painkillers, which were pushed as a safer and better option than the NSAIDs (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs). Within days of...

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