Latest Rofecoxib Stories

2008-08-19 12:01:01

A new study asserts that a 1999 Vioxx clinical drug trial sponsored by Merck & Co. was done to support a marketing campaign, U.S. researchers said. "You hear people talk about it, but I've never seen anyone ...

2008-08-09 03:00:00

By Januzzi, James L Jr In May 1999, the US Food and Drug Administration approved rofecoxib, the first nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID)1 with specific cyclooxygenase II (COX-II) activity. Soon to follow were the approvals of other COX-II inhibitors, including celecoxib.

2008-08-09 03:00:08

By Brune, Kay Katus, Hugo A; Moecks, Joachim; Spanuth, Eberhard; Jaffe, Allan S; Giannitsis, Evangelos BACKGROUND: We investigated whether higher concentrations of N- terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) predicts cardiovascular adverse events (CV-AEs) in patients with osteoarthritis treated with antiinflammatory drugs.

2008-07-30 18:00:00

By Phil Kabler Prescription data mining is a multibillion-dollar-a-year industry that, among other uses, allows pharmaceutical companies to pitch pricey brand-name drugs directly to individual doctors based on their prescribing habits.

2008-07-18 09:00:49

Despite higher ticket prices and a sluggish economy, passenger traffic was up almost 4 percent at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport during the first half of 2008. A total of 515,954 people flew through the airport during the past six months.

2008-06-27 06:01:47

By Dickinson, James G THE FDA SAYS it has found at least two fundamental problems with data in a Harvard study, found in the New England Journal of Medicine, that showed drugs approved close to their Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) deadline are more likely to have post- market safety problems than other drugs.

2008-06-26 00:10:00

Older women will now have to wait longer to be vaccinated against cervical cancer. U.S. regulators denied Merck & Co.’s application to market Gardasil to women ages 27 through 45.

2008-06-02 00:10:00

Researchers from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston reported Sunday that high doses of the arthritis medication Celebrex might prevent lung cancer in heavy smokers.

2008-05-30 16:00:00

An appeals court in Texas reversed a $26.1 million verdict against drugmaker Merck & Co. Inc., finding no evidence that its popular painkiller Vioxx was responsible for the blood clot that triggered a fatal heart attack in Robert Ernst, the plaintiff’s husband.

2008-04-16 00:10:00

The painkiller Vioxx has been the concern of two new reports about how drug companies influence the interpretation and publication of medical research.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.