second COX-2 inhibitor, Vioxx (rofecoxib)

The FDA is close to approving a second COX-2 inhibitor, Vioxx (rofecoxib)...from Merck.

Vioxx will be approved for osteoarthritis AND acute pain...dental, menstrual, post-surgical, etc.

Celebrex is approved only for osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis.

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