When sales becomes more important than safety

The story of vioxx, bextra, and celebrex is one that clearly demonstrates the damage that can happen when the pharma companies put marketing and sales ahead of health and safety.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn6918

Up to 140,000 heart attacks linked to Vioxx

Up to 140,000 extra heart attacks may have been caused in the US by the recently withdrawn drug Vioxx since its launch in 1999, suggests a new study. And millions of people may have been exposed unnecessarily to the risk of heart attack by taking Cox-2 inhibitor drugs, including Vioxx, when they did not need the medicines, according to a second study.

Duncan Echelson L.Ac., MSOM
Oak Hill Oriental Medicine
512-796-4012
http://www.oakhillacupuncture.com

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