Bextra, a cox-2 inhibitor drug manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, was approved for use in the United States in November 2001. It is alleged that at the time of approval, the FDA were aware of some serious skin-related side effects that could occur from using the drug. Nevertheless, approval was given and the drug was welcomed by medics and patients all over the country. Along with other cox-2 inhibitors, such as Vioxx, Bextra was able to isolate the cox-2 enzyme produced by the body and could therefore provide the benefits of a traditional non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug without the gastric discomfort that came with most.
The recent withdrawal of another cox-2 inhibitor, Vioxx, has created a wave of concern about the dangers of Bextra and other cox-2s. Vioxx, which was manufactured and voluntarily recalled by manufacturing giant, Merck, was found to result in a dramatically increased risk of heart attacks and strokes in patients. There are no concerns – and allegedly some preliminary evidence – to show that Bextra may be linked to these deadly side effects in the same way as Vioxx.
Bextra has been prescribed to millions of patients over the years, and despite the potential risks of deadly skin diseases and now the possible link with heart attacks and strokes, is still freely available. In the meantime, the lawsuits and compensation claims against Pfizer continue to mount as an increasing number of patients suffer the various side effects of taking this drug.
This site is designed to offer assistance and information to those that wish to find out more about what Bextra actually is, and what all the controversy and worry is all about. You will find a range of articles to help you with many aspect of this topic, including:
Bextra Recall, which discusses the possibility of a Bextra recall following the recent Vioxx recall and the concerns now focussing on Bextra.
Bextra Side Effectswhich offers information on a wide variety of side effects associated with taking Bextra, from the more common side effects to dangerous and potentially fatal diseases that can arise from taking this drug.
Bextra Lawsuit, which explain who files these lawsuits, what the aim of these suits is, and why you should seek help from a seasoned and experienced drug litigation professional.
Bextra Heart Attackwhich offers information about the possible links between an increased risk of heart attacks and this drug, as well as information about test being carried out to further confirm any links between Bextra and heart problems.
Bextra Lawyer, which offers advice on the role of a Bextra lawyer or attorney, and how an experienced professional can increase your chances of a successful claim.
Pfizer Bextra, which offers a general overview of this drug, what it is, and why some people are so worried about the drug. You can also find out more about Pfizer, and the action they may face due to the possible dangers of the drug.
Bextra Class Action, which makes comparisons against class action suits and individual suits, and weighs up the pros and cons of opting for a class action suit rather than an individual one.
Bextra News, which provides some of the latest news articles relating to Bextra.
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