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Once a dangerous drug (or food chemical) is approved in the USA, it is never recalled unless lawsuits cost more than the profits

When a new drug starts getting popular and dished out by doctors like candy, it can be found in the medicine cabinets of 50 million to 100 million people internationally within just a few years. 3,011 more words

On Justin Biddle's 'Lessons from the Vioxx Debacle,' Julian Reiss and Sarah Wieten

Author Information: Julian Reiss, Durham University, julian.reiss@durham.ac.uk; Sarah Wieten, Durham University wietens@gmail.com

Reiss, Julian and Sarah Wieten. “On Justin Biddle’s ‘Lessons from the Vioxx Debacle’.” … 1,487 more words

Critical Appreciation

Ibuprofen Kills Thousands Each Year. Here are 10 Natural Alternatives

A recent Reuters’ article opened with the following stunning sentence:

“Long-term high-dose use of painkillers such as ibuprofen or diclofenac is ‘equally hazardous’ in terms of heart attack risk as use of the drug Vioxx, which was withdrawn due to its potential dangers, researchers said.”

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Health

Medicine in the 21st Century

The medical establishment around the world is just a tool of the pharmaceutical cartel or Big Pharma. The last thing it represents is human health. 436 more words

Health

Arthritis 'wonder drug' left me seriously ill and fighting for justice

Barbara Petty still wanting answers – a decade after Vioxx has been removed from the market over link to increased risk of heart attack and stroke She was fit and healthy with everything to live for but a so-called arthritis wonder drug has left life is a daily struggle for one woman. 64 more words

ROFECOXIB

ROFECOXIB

MK-966, MK-0966, Vioxx

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C17-H14-O4-S

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Percent Composition: C 64.95%, H 4.49%, O 20.36%, S 10.20%

LitRef: Selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor. Prepn: Y. Ducharme et al., WO 9500501; eidem, US5474995 (both 1995 to Merck Frosst). 5,930 more words