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October 03, 2004

Vioxx Recalled, Vioxx Withdrawal Causes Concern About FDA

"Merck & Co. is pulling its blockbuster arthritis drug Vioxx off the market because a clinical trial found an increased risk of heart attack and stroke."

"The problems with Vioxx raise questions about the Food and Drug Administration's safety review process and the length of time it took Merck to pull the drug."

Posted by news editor at 09:35 AM

October 02, 2004

Heart Disease and Elevated Blood Sugar Levels, Tony Blair Recovering from Successful Treatment

"High levels of glycosylated hemoglobin, or HA1c, may be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events, such as heart disease and stroke, according to the new research."

"British Prime Minister Tony Blair was recovering on Saturday from successful hospital treatment to correct an irregular heartbeat."

Posted by news editor at 08:53 AM