These studies are complete crap. There will be a study that completely refutes this one, but won't get the attention.
This pain reliever (exactly that a reliever - not intended to cure a damned thing) has been around for over 30 years, and been OTC for nearly 30. This single study showed that elderly people that take increased doses on a daily basis may have an increased risk of heart attack.
BFD. It won't change my occasional taking of a pain reliever that works exactly as advertised one iota.
How about study those that drink large amounts of Pepsi on a daily basis compared to those that only drink water. Uh oh, better start bitching and banning Pepsi.
That said, even if this single study is 100% true and the pain reliever will cause everyone that takes it (even as advised) to have an increased risk of heart attack, which would you rather have? The chance you may have some form of heart attack somewhere down the road or relief of your joint/arthritic pain?
What about if the study showed that it both helped Alzheimer's conditions? Would you rather your father completely waste away to nothingness, or have him be himself - with the increased risk of maybe having a heart attack at some point?
Trial lawyers are the scum of the earth, and I wouldn't even piss on one if he were on fire. These guys will continune to destroy our health and drug system because of single studies like these - that don't prove anything whatsoever.
EDIT: Oh, and Bextra is next on the witch hunt list. Just watch, they will be saying the same thing about it next week.
Last edited by BDA116; 12-21-2004 at 10:22 AM.