Pain Pills and Your Heart: Latest Thinking

Cardiac Effects of Common Meds Still Unknown

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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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