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Abstract
Certain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (e.g., rofecoxib [Vioxx]) increase the risk of heart attack and stroke and should be avoided in patients at high risk of cardiovascular events. Rates of cardiovascular disease are high and rising in many low- and middle-income countries. We studied the extent to which evidence on cardiovascular risk with NSAIDs has translated into guidance and sales in 15 countries.
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Cyclooxygenase, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, Myocardial infarction, Diclofenac, Etoricoxib, Atherosclerosis, Cardiovascular disease, Celecoxib
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