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Arthritis Drug Linked to Heart Failure

As I wrote in a blog entry earlier this month, at least one-quarter of Americans have arthritis or a related disease. Many of these people are likely taking arthritis drugs, and the safety of a popular arthritis drug is in question after a Canadian study showed it may increase the risk of congestive heart failure. Arthritis patients taking Vioxx, also known as rofecoxib, were 80 percent more likely to be put in the hospital for heart failure. The research builds on findings that suggest...

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