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Vioxx linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attacks

September 2, 2004 - Taking more than 25 mg per day of Vioxx is linked to a tripling of the risk of heart attack, said a paper presented in the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology Conference in... Read More


FDA finds link between Vioxx and Heart Problems

August 26, 2004 - One of the nation's biggest HMO's may be reconsidering it's endorsement of the popular prescription medication, Vioxx, after a new study found some potentially disturbing data. Read More


Her Body Burned by Drug, not Fire

May 4, 2004 - A beautiful 18-year-old Tucson softball player has suffered severe burns over 80 percent of her body but has been nowhere near a fire. Read More


Australia Places Strict Label Warnings on COX-2 Inhibitors

February 15, 2004 - Just days before a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee meets to discuss the future of Celebrex, Bextra and related arthritis drugs, the agency's Australian counterpart has... Read More


Senator Hits FDA for Delay of Study

February 12, 2004 - The FDA is preventing an agency scientist from presenting the largest, most up-to-date study of popular painkillers like Bextra, Celebrex and Vioxx. Read More


Lawsuit Filed Against the Makers of Vioxx

June 16, 2003 - A lawsuit recently filed against the makers of Vioxx alleges that Merck knew, or should have known, of the harmful side effects of Vioxx, but continued to market the drug without warning... Read More


Beasley Allen files lawsuit against Vioxx maker Merck

June 3, 2003 - A lawsuit recently filed against the makers of Vioxx alleges that Merck knew, or should have known of the harmful side effects of Vioxx, but continued to market the drug without warning... Read More


EPA orders Companies to Examine effects of Chemicals

April 15, 2003 - Scientists and regulators are raising concerns about the potential health and environmental effects of an important family of industrial chemicals. Read More


The Estrogen and Progestin Dilemma

March 1, 2003 - The FDA is giving important new safety advice to postmenopausal women and their health-care providers concerning drug products that contain estrogen. Read More


Prescription for Trouble

November 14, 2002 - When the pharmaceutical-giant Merck pulled its blockbuster pain medication Vioxx off the market in late September, it became the largest prescription drug recall in history. Read More


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