Vioxx Information, please seek legal advise if you have used Vioxx.
Vioxx was pulled off the shelves worldwide on September 30th after
a clinical study confirmed concerns that it raises the risk of heart attack
and stroke, which can lead to serious and permanent injuries and death. More
than 2 million people worldwide are using Vioxx.
Complications begin approximately 18 months after patients start taking Vioxx. Previous clinical trials had linked Vioxx to an increase in blood clots and other cardiovascular problems, including heart attack, chest pain related to heart disease, stroke and sudden death. Vioxx users were more than twice as likely to experience heart problems than patients using the control drug.
The results of clinical studies with one drug in a given class do not necessarily apply to other drugs in the same class. All NSAIDs have some risks, such as gastrointestinal (stomach) bleeding, and liver and kidney toxicity, when taken chronically.
Doctors are being told to take patients off Vioxx. Please talk to your
Doctor as soon as possible about switching to another drug. The FDA has issued
a public health advisory, and plans to work closely with Merck to coordinate
the withdrawal of Vioxx from the US market.
Click here to visit FDA link
If you or a loved one have suffered heart attack or stroke, or if a loved one has died while taking Vioxx, please contact a lawyer today to find out your rights.
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