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FDA Advisory Panel Says Painkillers Can Stay on Market

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FDA Advisory Panel Says Painkillers Can Stay on Market

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FDA Advisory Panel Says Painkillers Can Stay on Market

FDA Advisory Panel Says Painkillers Can Stay on Market

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After three days of hearings, an FDA advisory panel says that painkillers such as Celebrex and Vioxx need not be removed from the market despite an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. The panel does recommend some restrictions, including lower doses and more customer warnings.