Lots of patients are now asking whether Celebrex or Vioxx increase the risk of heart attacks.

Lots of patients are now asking whether Celebrex or Vioxx increase the risk of heart attacks.

This is due to a recent analysis in JAMA that suggests Celebrex and Vioxx cause a small increased risk of heart attack...possibly by increasing the formation of blood clots.

This is not a surprise. We alerted you last year that COX-2s don't inhibit blood clotting like aspirin. This cardioprotective effect is due to inhibition of COX-1...not COX-2.

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