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Cardiologist questions safety of Vioxx-like painkillers

Doctors should avoid prescribing Bextra, Celebrex, he says

By Alice Dembner
Globe Staff / October 7, 2004

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Without clearer evidence of the safety of painkillers similar to Vioxx, doctors should avoid prescribing them for patients at risk of heart disease, according to an editorial by a prominent cardiologist posted on the Internet yesterday by the New England Journal of Medicine. (Full Article: 674 Words)

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