How to File a Claim for Celebrex Injury
by: Jefferson Highway, General Counsel
There is mounting evidence to suggest that Celebrex (aka celecoxib) is linked to an increased risk of blood clots, heart attacks and strokes. Celebrex is one of the newer anti arthritic drugs called COX-2 inhibitors that were launched in the 1990s, and is marketed by Pharmacia Corporation and Pfizer Inc. The drug is prescribed for osteoarthritis, adult rheumatoid arthritis, and menstrual cramps. The FDA is currently taking independent advice on whether these COX-2 inhibitors, and Celebrex in particular, are safe to remain on sale. Current studies “strongly suggest” the COX-2 inhibitors increase the risk of cardiovascular problems, says Dr. Ned Braunstein, senior director of Merck Research Laboratories.