Is Your Painkiller Putting You In Danger Of A Heart Attack?

The jury is out, but this we know: Choosing the right

Afew years ago, physicians became encouraged when two new drugs, Celebrex and Vioxx-COX-1 and COX-2 inhibitors, called coxibs-became available for arthritis sufferers. Your doctor may well have prescribed these drugs for you, since they markedly reduce the risk of stomach ulcers associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Motrin (ibuprofen) and Naprosyn (naproxen). This was important because almost 110,000 patients are hospitalized and 16,500 die every year in the U.S. due to NSAID-related ulcer complications.…
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