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A short, swift update

Today was a day from hell at work. I'll post more another time if I get the chance.

What started it downhill was, of course, mostly unrelated to work. One of my first emails of the day came from our formulary manager, who forwarded a message from the FDA: "FDA asks Pfizer to remove Bextra (valdecoxib) from the market."

I was worried about this. Bextra is what keeps me functional. I've had a form of arthritis for 15 years now, and Bextra is (I think) the seventh medication I've been on. Things work for a bit, then they don't work so well. Bextra's still working. I have about 2 and a half months left, and then I'll have to try something else. Problem is, everything else is likely to be inferior.


Apr. 8th, 2005 02:17 am (UTC)

Do you know what the problem with it is?

Maybe there's something similar that can be had.
Apr. 8th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
cardiac issues
It seems to be a class effect. It's not yet off the market outside the US. Maybe I can import it.