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Vioxx, Adverse Drug Reactions

Vioxx adverse drug reactions include the possible onset of peptic ulcers and potential cardiac failure.

Vioxx is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).  They are often used to alleviate pain and inflammation is arthritis sufferers.  The most common NSAID's are aspirin and ibuprofen.  Where as aspirin and ibuprofen are non-selective NSAID's, Vioxx is a selective inhibitor targeting the COX-2 enzine.

In 2004 Merck pulled Vioxx off the market after it was suspected of contributing to the deaths of tens of thousands of patients from 1999 to 2004 due to cardiovascular problems.


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Facts of Law about the vioxx drug reactions

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