Study Finds Similar Heart Risk for Common Painkillers

Cleveland Clinic research suggests celecoxib as safe as other common meds.

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When the painkiller rofecoxib (Vioxx) was taken off the market in 2004 for patient safety reasons, researchers started looking at the long-term safety of a similar drug: celecoxib (Celebrex). After 10 years of study, Cleveland Clinic researchers have an answer.
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