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Increased Heart Attack Risk From Celebrex,Vioxx

CELEBREX (celecoxib capsules) is used for relief of the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis and adult rheumatoid arthritis. By effectively reducing the pain, inflammation and stiffness of arthritis, celebrex can help you through the day with activities like standing, walking or climbing stairs, and through the night while sitting or lying in bed. .. Since their introduction in 1999, the drugs...

Merck to pay $ 253.5 million to Vioxx victim family

On Friday, a Texas jury found Merck liable for the death of Robert C. Ernst, who died in May 2001 after taking Vioxx, a pain killer made by the company. After two days of deliberations, the jury said that Carol Ernst, Mr. Ernst’s widow, // should be awarded $ 253.5 million. .. ..Over 5 years, about 20 million people worldwide took Vioxx before Merck stopped selling the drug in September 2004, aft...

Judgment In Favor Of Merck For Vioxx Drug

Atlantic City jury has given a judgment in favor of Merck the manufacturers of the controversy drug Vioxx which caused heart attacks in patients who took the drug. The judgment had said that the Merck will not be held liable //for the 2001 heart attack suffered by a man taking the painkiller, but still faces thousands more similar lawsuits and it is clear that the manufacturers clearly gave ear...

Could Long Tern Vioxx Users Suffer From Heart Attacks?

Dr. Barry Rayburn, a cardiologist from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, told a jury at the latest Vioxx product liability trial that the drug showed no significant difference in the rate of heart attacks //among its users and those taking similar drugs or placebos. The drug Vioxx is produced and marketed by Merck & Co.'s. The doctor testified on Tuesday and told a jury that the studies, co...

Doctor Grilled In Court For False Report About Vioxx Health Risk

The doctor, who had dismissed increased risk of heart attack associated with Vioxx, has been accused by lawyers who argue that his views are 'out of the mainstream' as it is based on biased research //, funded by the drug company, Merck and Co. ....Thomas Cona and John Mcdarby have sued the pharmaceutical company, stating that use of the drug had resulted in heart attacks. More than 10, 000 diff...

Vioxx and Celebrex, now have alternatives

Kingston: Researchers at Queen's University and the University of Pennsylvania have been able to zero in on a possible reason for drugs like Celebrex and Vioxx, administered for treatment// of pain and swelling that carry a potential risk of triggering a heart problem ....Co-author Colin Funk, a professor of Biochemistry and Physiology at Queen's, and Canada Research Chair in Molecular, Cellular...

Merck in the Dock Due To Vioxx

The Vioxx case takes a bad turn when the Texas jury awarded $32 million for the family of a 71-year-old man who had died after consuming the painkiller Vioxx. // But this will be greatly reduced by state law. The legal experts say that the verdict is a weak case against Vioxx maker Merck & Co. Inc. .. The jury awarded Leonel Garza's family $7 million in compensatory damages for mental anguish a...

Vioxx Not Safe Even For Short Term Use

Canadian researchers have found that Vioxx painkiller manufactured by Merck & Co would result in an increased risk of heart attack within two weeks after patients start taking the drug. // Statistics show that about 60 patients out of 239 elderly patients suffered from heart attacks within six to 13 days after they first started taking Vioxx. The study results are published in the Canadian Medica...

A Stroke of Bad Luck for Vioxx

The anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx has been in the news for the wrong reasons and now scientists seem to have more clarity regarding Vioxx and the causative agent of the side-//effects. The answer hovers around the vital property of the drug - the blood clotting mechanism, British scientists reveal... ..These drugs known as COX-2 inhibitors are most often used to alleviate pain in chronic conditio...

Arcoxia Slammed –Nothing Better Than Vioxx Says FD

Drug giant Merck is in trouble again. The Federal Drug Administration of U.S (FDA) has rejected its proposed successor(Arcoxia) to the drug Vioxx, //that was pulled out of the market due to safety reasons. .. The arthritis drug Arcoxia which belongs to the same class of drugs as Vioxx ,was voted out 20-1 by an advisory panel two weeks back. ..Merck pulled Vioxx from the market in September 20...
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