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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: MHB on August 26, 2004, 08:51:36 PM

Title: Today's Medication News ....
Post by: MHB on August 26, 2004, 08:51:36 PM
From MSNBC.com today:

NEW YORK - Patients taking the Vioxx arthritis drug had a 50 percent greater chance of heart attacks and sudden cardiac death than individuals using Pfizer Inc. rival Celebrex medicine, according to a large study financed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Complete article is HERE (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5829226/).

MHB
Title: Re: Today's Medication News ....
Post by: Gab on August 26, 2004, 09:45:48 PM
Thanks for the link...I forwarded it to my father who is a doctor. He prescribes Vioxx on a more or less regular basis..

EDIT - And I do use it too!
Title: Re: Today's Medication News ....
Post by: Ron22 on August 26, 2004, 10:04:45 PM
wow..thank god i nver used it much as it just made me nauseous...scary stuff
Title: Re: Today's Medication News ....
Post by: XxSkittlezxX on August 27, 2004, 06:48:09 AM
Glad I never used it... that also depends on lots of things... but regardless, thank god I've never taken it... or even heard of it.
Title: Re: Today's Medication News ....
Post by: Linds on August 27, 2004, 03:29:16 PM
Huh who knew, wonder what the age range study was... i'm only 24 ... I used to take Vioxx, it didn't really help, Celebrex made me aneamic and Bextra is the only thing I have found that really works.

Very interesting
Linds