Since the Vioxx withdrawal, experts have debated whether other NSAIDs have similar cardiovascular risks

Since the Vioxx withdrawal, experts have debated whether other NSAIDs have similar cardiovascular risks.

Now several new studies are shedding more light.

Vioxx (rofecoxib) seems especially risky...even low doses increase heart attack risk. And this risk is seen shortly after starting the drug...not just after 18 months as originally thought.

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