COX-2 Inhibitors

The FDA is currently deciding whether to restrict the use of COX-2 inhibitors, the widely used class of pain drugs which includes Vioxx. What do you think?

  • “Jesus, a couple people's hearts explode, and everyone goes nuts.”

    Sylvia Drake –

  • “I'm confused. How did they separate the effects of Vioxx from the other 1,372 things that give Americans heart attacks?”

    Carson Bloom –
    Systems Analyst

  • “I hope the invisible hand of capitalism is trained in CPR.”

    Joe Moran –

  • “Hey, what about all the horrible side effects these drugs don't cause?”

    Eric Baumgartner –
    Sound Producer

  • “I wondered why that Celebrex TV ad showed an old guy in the middle of a sun-drenched wheat field having a heart attack.”

    Pat Adkins –
    Prison Guard

  • “They're gonna ban COX-2 inhibitors? But that's my third-favorite class of painkillers.”

    Lisa Layman –
    Urban Planner

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