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Sunday, December 19, 2004

ABC News: Doctors Debate the Safety of Celebrex

Here's a news flash: another COX-2 drug increases the risk of heart attacks, like one could not draw that inference from the Vioxx case.

And now they say that the doctors are 'debating' it. The only thing they're debating is how badly it will hurt the maker.

If you don't think that this drug is coming off of the market - and soon - then you've got a really different view of this - not that you are definitely wrong; who knows? But history would indicate that this is just a stall to reap more money, but that the drug, like Vioxx, will disappear.

Remember, Vioxx went through the same, "Well, let's evaluate this.", long after it was already obvious that it was a killer.

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