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Rapid response to:

Editorials

Life without COX 2 inhibitors

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7553.1287 (Published 01 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1287

Rapid Response:

Life without COX-2 inhibitors

The authors do not mention those patients who suffer severe
anaphylactoid reactions to aspirin and conventional NSAIDs (non steroidal
anti inflammatory drugs) acting on cyclo-oxygenase-1 pathways. Such
patients with arthritis could possibly be disadvantaged by a total
withdrawl of these newer anti-inflammatories.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

07 June 2006
John R May
consultant anaesthetist
Raigmore Hospital Inverness IV2 3UJ