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FDA panel: Don't compound Vioxx, Bextra, oxy-ER

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A decade after Merck yanked Vioxx and Pfizer withdrew Bextra from the market because of cardiovascular concerns associated with the anti-inflammatory drugs, an FDA panel of outside experts on 23 February said those drugs' active ingredients – rofecoxib and valdecoxib, respectively – should not be compounded by US pharmacists.

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