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ID:

151

Date:

2007-02-25

Headline:

How safe is Celebrex?

Reporter's name:

Diedtra Henderson

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Boston Globe

City:

Boston, MA

Summary:

Warnings about the heavily marketed pain-killer Celebrex from doctors, nurses, patients, children of deceased parents and attorneys flooded the Food and Drug Administration between 2004 and 2005, and became public in 2007 after the Boston Globe obtained the information under FOIA for its investigation into the drug's safety.

Notes:

The FDA, after redacting patient names and dates of birth, provided the reports to the Globe in response to Freedom of Information Act requests. (Connecticut and Tennessee people mentioned in story, but no hometowns.)

Keywords:

Celebrex, Pfizer Inc., heart risk, National Academy of Sciences


Agencies:

FDA

States:

MA

Categories:

drug safety


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