Bye Bye Bextra! Is Celebrex Next?Thursday, April 7, 2005
Another one bites the dust! About two hours ago, Bextra, a popular prescription pain killer similar to Vioxx, was pulled from the market due to its potential to cause fatal illness. Celebrex, another Cox-2 inhibitor, will still be allowed to be sold but only with highlighted warnings. If your doctor still has you on Celebrex, you may want to discuss the risks, sooner rather than later!
Many of our clients receiving workers compensation, social security disability and/or long term disability were prescribed these drugs for relief of their pain. Unfortunately, some have suffered heart attacks or strokes due to these drugs. As I am sure you have seen on T.V., many lawyers are pursuing lawsuits for Vioxx, Bextra and Celebrex victims, with some straining legal ethics. As in every profession, there are a few who are “good” and then there are the rest. If you need a referral to one we respect, call us Toll Free at 1-877-NY-DBLAW, ext. 123.