COX 2 inhibitors may increase risk of heart attack

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 01 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:471
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Treatment with certain COX 2 inhibitors, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that relieve the pain associated with arthritis, may increase the risk of heart attack, according to a retrospective analysis of two separate marketing studies.

    The research comes within weeks of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence approving these types of drug for use in the …

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