Studies: Vioxx could be more dangerous than similar drugs

09/12/2006 | NYTimes.com

Two new studies suggest the risk of heart problems from the withdrawn painkiller Vioxx is greater than from similar drugs, such as Celebrex, which is still on the market. The papers from U.S. and Australian researchers provide new data for the debate on whether all painkillers raise heart risks or whether Vioxx is uniquely dangerous.

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