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Vioxx - Rofecoxib

Vioxx (rofecoxib) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that was widely prescribed for acute pain and inflammation including symptoms from arthritis.  The manufacturer, Merck, withdrew the drug from the market in September, 2004 after it was linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Over two million people world-wide had been prescribed Vioxx since its approval in 1999.  Annual sales were at $2.5 billion.

Other NSAID's include aspirin and ibuprofen.  Those do not share the cardiovascular risks of Vioxx.  Unlike aspirin and ibuprofen, Vioxx is a selective NSAID inhibiting only the COX-2 enzyme.

 

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