Study Finds Similar Heart Risk for Common Painkillers

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

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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