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Vioxx Could Increase Risk of Heart Attack And Strokes

What do you take to relieve arthritis pain? If you take Vioxx-- the government wants to be sure you know about potential risks. The Food and Drug Administration wants doctors to warn patients about the possible increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Many heart experts are divided about the risk and want more research but the FDA wants Vioxx to carry a warning label about the potential risk. The manufacturer only has until October first to respond.
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