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Some people who tried Vioxx had an immediate dramatic reaction to it and are happy to see it removed from the market. Vioxx made $2.5 billion in worldwide sales. One rheumatologist claims that side effects such as lower extremity swelling and stomach upsets were common. Other physicians avoided using the drug for patients at high risk of cardiovascular problems.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Times Record News
About: Physicians claim that taking Vioxx was taking health risks
Date: 17 October
Source: Times Record News
Author: Michael Hines
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