Pain Pills and Your Heart: Latest Thinking

Cardiac Effects of Common Meds Still Unknown

Ever since reports of sudden heart attack and stroke prompted rofecoxib (Vioxx) and valdecoxib (Bextra) to be taken off the market, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been living under a shadow. Millions rely on these drugs to ease the pain of headaches and arthritis.
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