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a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Bextra) that relieves pain and inflammation without harming the digestive tract

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The case against Pfizer stems from shareholder losses related to false and misleading statements regarding the safety of two of its pain-relieving drugs, Celebrex and Bextra.
Pfizer's $1 billion civil penalty is to resolve civil allegations of illegally promoting three other drugs in addition to Bextra drugs--Geodon, an anti-psychotic drug; Zyvox, an antibiotic; and Lyrica, an anti-epileptic drug.
But Pfizer marketed Bextra for those unapproved uses anyway," he said.
Zithromax -- and of Bextra, sales of which were suspended in 2005.
On its Web site, the FDA posted, "Pfizer has agreed to suspend sales and marketing of Bextra in the US, pending further discussions with the agency.
The recent FDA withdrawals of Vioxx and Bextra are prompting many consumers to search out safe alternatives for coping with arthritis and chronic back pain.
Senate Bill 1011 would apply only to people who used a "Cox 2 inhibitor" drug, such as Vioxx or Bextra, which was recalled from the market by its manufacturer, Pfizer.
Based on this, Vioxx and Bextra may be associated with a higher risk of a heart attack because they are more potent inhibitors of COX-2 enzymes than Celebrex.
In a surprise move, on April 7th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was withdrawing Bextra (rofecoxib) from the market.
Known as a COX-2 inhibitor, Bextra belongs to the same class of drugs as rofecoxib (Vioxx), which manufacturer Merck yanked from pharmacy shelves last September after safety risks appeared (SN: 10/30/04, p.
The news that the FDA had withdrawn one of Pfizer's drugs, Bextra, had adverse effects on Glaxo's share price which dropped 11p.
a dozen patients tell a different FDA advisory committee about the excruciating pain, stiffness and helplessness they had suffered until they started taking the Cox-2 pain relievers Vioxx, Celebrex and Bextra.
The apparent risks associated with strong COX-2 inhibition make continued use of Bextra problematic.
saying the company misrepresented facts about the safety of two drugs, Celebrex and Bextra.
The MHRA says that patients taking Celebrex, Bextra and Arcoxia should make a non-urgent appointment with their GP to review their treatment.