What changes are being made to recent studies regarding Vioxx side effects?

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What changes are being made to recent studies regarding Vioxx side effects?

What changes are being made to recent studies regarding Vioxx side effects?

The Annals of Internal Medicine may publish a correction to a Merck & Co.-sponsored study of the pain pill Vioxx to show the drug had a higher risk of heart attacks than originally stated. The study, published in 2003, listed five heart attacks among arthritis patients taking Vioxx compared with one in those taking naproxen. Three additional cardiac deaths in the Vioxx group went unmentioned, including one in which company officials may have pressured a researcher to change his opinion about the likely cause of death, acording to an April 24, 2005 report in the New York Times.

   

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