VIOXX HEART RISKS OCCURRED EARLIER THAN THOUGHT

A new study revels that the painkilling drug Vioxx triggered cardiovascular problems as early as the first two weeks of use. A quarter  of patients who suffered a heart attack while taking Vioxx did so within the first two weeks of their first Vioxx prescription, says study co-author, Linda Levesque.

Source:
Canadian Medical Association Journal-May 2, 2006. http:/www.cmaj.ca/

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