Study cites heart arrhythmia risks linked to Celebrex

01/28/2008 | Yahoo!

Scientists on Friday reported that Pfizer's arthritis treatment Celebrex caused heart arrhythmia in fruit flies and in heart cells collected from laboratory rats. The drug also disrupted the passage of potassium through channels located in heart cells, the experts found. A Pfizer spokesman called for caution in "making a leap between this type of information and its effects in people."

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