Scientists uncover arthritis drug dangers, explains how it can cause heart attacks and strokes

This time researchers have come up with solid evidences to prove that arthritis drugs may pose serious threat to heart, resulting in attacks and strokes. Actually, researchers found during the course of their study that cox-2 inhibitor painkillers impede an enzyme from producing blood-thinning agents, increasing the chances of blood clotting. These finding enables researchers to claim that arthritis drugs such as Vioxx can cause heart attacks and strokes.

Perhaps this is the reason why arthritis drugs like Vioxx and other Cox-2 inhibitors have been pulled out of the market, which I think is a good move and it’s high time researchers should develop drugs that come with minimal side effects.

Via: bbc

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