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Vioxx Pulled Amid Heart Risk Concerns

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Vioxx Pulled Amid Heart Risk Concerns

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Vioxx Pulled Amid Heart Risk Concerns

Vioxx Pulled Amid Heart Risk Concerns

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Merck is pulling its arthritis drug Vioxx. A study has confirmed long-standing concerns that taking the pain killer raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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Dr. Stuart Seides, founder of Cardiology Associates. Associate director for cardiology at the Washington Hospital Center.

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