November 11, 2004

Bextra Getting Second Look from

Bextra Getting Second Look from American Heart Association

The American Heart Association has taken a second look at Bextra, another COX-2 inhibitor (the same drug class as Vioxx). They are claiming preliminary research indicates that Bextra can double your risk for a Heart Attack, but Pfizer is saying the research is unsubstantiated and not been reviewed by independent scientists.

So looks like the AHA is jumping the gun and causing unneccsary worry in people taking Bextra but also some Health companies are claiming that the COX-2 drugs are no better than taking Motrin. I tell you, only people that are taking COX-2 class drugs know this guy is talking though his ass and probably only saying this because COX-2 class drugs are twice as expensive as the old anti-inflammatory drugs like Motrin.

I will be following this closely as I take Celebrex, 200mg, twice daily and if they pull Bextra they probably will pull Celebrex which is made by Pfizer also.

Posted by Quality Weenie at November 11, 2004 03:38 PM