Monday, 9 April 2007

Merck's Arcoxia found to be too risky

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It seems like the more popular some pharmaceutical drugs become, the more and more we hear about the side effects of certain drugs that make many of us shudder. In that vein, a few high-profile medical heart experts from the U.S. stated that Merck's arthritis drug Arcoxia showed risks that should effectively ban its use in the U.S.

In addition, the medical experts stated that Arcoxia posed unacceptable dangers in the 63 countries where it is already sold. Both Dr. Steven Nissen Dr. Curt Furberg concluded that "All versions of Arcoxia should be taken off the market now."

Nissen and Furberg were also an ardent critics of Merck's Vioxx drug as well -- and that drug went crashing down in history just a few years ago after patients starting dying from heart complications while using that drug.

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