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FDA recommends Cox-2 drugs remain available

作者:廉渖    发布时间:2019-03-02 13:04:03    

PAINKILLERS linked to deaths from heart disease should stay on the market but with stringent warnings and restricted use, a US Food and Drug Administration panel recommended last week. The first of a new class of painkillers known as Cox-2 inhibitors were approved in the US in 1999. Doctors welcomed them as an alternative to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers, which can cause ulcers and intestinal bleeding. However, one of these drugs, Vioxx, was withdrawn last September after research suggested the drug increases the risk of heart disease. Since 1999 Vioxx is believed to have caused between 88,000 and 140,

 

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