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Merck recalls Vioxx

Sunday, July 27, 2008

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Arthritis drug Vioxx (Rofecoxib) has been voluntarily recalled by Merck & Co Inc. worldwide. The move to pull the COX-2 inhibitor off the market on September 30, 2004 shocked the arthritis world and rocked the stock value of Merck. The Reason The decision to recall Vioxx followed a three year trial, known as APPROVe (Adenomatous […]

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Vioxx (rofecoxib)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

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Merck & Co., Inc. announced a voluntary withdrawal of Vioxx (rofecoxib) from the U.S. and worldwide market due to safety concerns of an increased risk of cardiovascular events (including heart attack and stroke) in patients on Vioxx.  Vioxx is a prescription COX-2 selective, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that was approved by FDA in May 1999 […]

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