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Inside Story (Drug Safety / Celebrex) #777898

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 24, 2005
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(Studio: John Roberts) A petition to the FDA to pull the arthritis drugs Celebrex & Bextra from the market noted.

(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) Concern over whether Pfizer’s Celebrex is best for people with gastro-intestinal problems who have trouble with over-the-counter pain relievers examined; results of a 2000 "Journal of the American Medical Assn." study cited. [Pfizer consultant/researcher Dr. David BORENSTEIN†- says the drugs were developed because they were easier on the stomach.] [Harvard Medical School Dr. John ABRAMSON†- notes people in the 2nd half of the Celebrex study had more stomach problems.] [Celebrex patient Auli PETERSON†- says she would like to continue Celebrex.]

Reporter(s):
Roberts, John;
Attkisson, Sharyl
Duration:
00:02:50

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