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June 2005
Pharmaceutical Representative;Jun2005, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p14
The article presents information related to drugs and drug approval in the U.S. At the request of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Pfizer Inc. has suspended U.S. sales and marketing of its COX-2 selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) Bextra or valdecoxib. The FDA has also asked manufacturers to add a boxed warning to the labeling of all prescription NSAIDs and to revise the labeling of all over-the-counter NSAIDs to point out the increased risks of cardiovascular events and gastrointestinal bleeding associated with these drugs.


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