COX 2 inhibitors may increase risk of heart attackBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7311.471/a (Published 01 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:471
- Scott Gottlieb
- 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 …