Chronic Pain News

May 03, 2006

Vioxx Side Effects Can Occur in Two Weeks

The risk of taking the painkiller Vioxx is more acute than previously thought according to research published online on Tuesday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

A quarter of patients who suffered a heart attack did so within the first two weeks of taking their first Vioxx prescription, a McGill University Health Center study revealed. (REUTERS)

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