Celebrex May Cause Heart Arrhythmias. Research on fruit flies and rats has found that COX-2 inhibitors, a class of painkillers that includes Celecoxib (brand name Celebrex) and the ill-fated Vioxx, can cause heart arrhythmias. Since Vioxx was pulled from the market several years ago after being linked to heart attacks, research on … [Read more...] about Celebrex May Cause Heart Arrhythmias
Painkillers May Cause High Cholesterol Levels. A new study published last month in the journal Arthritis Research & Therapy sheds new light on why the class of painkillers known as COX-2 inhibitors may lead to an increased incidence of heart attacks. Researchers at Winthrop-University Hospital in Long Island have … [Read more...] about Study Links Painkillers to High Cholesterol Levels
Cleveland Clinic Attack COX-2 Inhibitors. If you like playing the game “connect the dots,” you might find this one very interesting: 2001 – Drs. Eric Topol and his associate (and subordinate) at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, Steven Nissen, jointly attack COX-2 inhibitors and especially Vioxx The concerns arising … [Read more...] about Strange Goings On at the Cleveland Clinic: More Problematic?
Pfizer's Bextra Was Removed From The Market. The era of the COX-2 inhibitors appears to be coming to an end. Vioxx was removed from the market worldwide by Merck in September 2004. Pfizer has announced Celebrex is about to undergo new safety testing while the company’s other COX-2 inhibitor, Bextra, was removed from the market in … [Read more...] about Health Canada Bans Bextra Sales
Painkillers Removed From Market. Doctors who authored a sweeping series of studies summarizing the dangers of the painkilling drugs called COX-2 inhibitors say all of the medications are at risk of being removed from the market. With Wednesday's opening of a three-day Food and Drug Administration meeting that will weigh … [Read more...] about Painkillers Likely To Be Removed From Market
Painkillers Risk Of Heart Attacks And Strokes. Two studies released today have turned up new evidence that all of the popular arthritis painkillers known as COX-2 inhibitors may put users at greater risk of heart attacks and strokes. The first of the two papers published online by the journal Circulation found that patients who … [Read more...] about Studies Expand Warnings on Painkillers