Brand name: Bextra
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More Information on valdecoxib (Bextra)
- Statement: Valdecoxib (Bextra) Ban a Good Step, But FDA Should Pull Celecoxib (Celebrex) Too, April 7, 2005
- Letter in the New York Times on Cox-2 Painkillers: Painkillers and Terrorism, February 19, 2005
- Testimony on the Dangers of Cox-2 Drugs, February 17, 2005
- Petition to Remove the COX-2 Inhibitors Celecoxib (Celebrex) and Valdecoxib (Bextra) From the Market, January 24, 2005
- USA Today Editorial: Take Drugs off the Market, December 27, 2004
- Statement on FDA's Announcement About Use of Celecoxib (Celebrex) and Valdecoxib (Bextra), December 23, 2004
- Statement: Vioxx (Rofecoxib), Other Cox-2 Inhibitors Have Safety Problems, September 30, 2004
- Public Citizen v. FDA (Seeking records on a unapproved use of a drug), February 26, 2004