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Non-steroidal Anti-inflamatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Receive Greater Scrutiny in the Wake of Vioxx Withdrawal

Marie B. Walker
January 2005

As has been widely publicized in the major media outlets, the pharmaceutical company Merck pulled its non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drug (NSAID) Vioxx from the market in late September in response to a study indicating that the drug increases the risk of stroke and heart attack. Since the withdrawal of Vioxx, other drugs in this class have received greater scrutiny. Studies have suggested that drugs such as Celebrex, Bextra, and Aleve increase a patient's risk of stroke and heart attack. Below are links to news stories seen in the major media outlets relating to Celebrex, Bextra, and Aleve.

FDA Asks Pfizer to Stop Misleading Celebrex Ads

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Celebrex and Naproxen (Aleve) May Increase Stroke & Heart Attack Risk

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