December 20, 2004


The CEO of Phizer has announced that they are not going to take Celebrex off the market.

For us, that's a good thing. You see, Celebrex is one of the suite of drugs that my wife takes that keeps her from needing to go back to her wheelchair. There are alternatives, and she's tried them as she and her doctors have tinkered with combinations and dosages over years. None of the alternatives work as well. Some don't work at all.

So yes, we're concerned about the eventual effects, but so far the increased danger has only been observed in one study. A second study showed no such problems, and we remain hopeful. And thankful for modern medicine that produces little pill-sized miracles that we too often take for granted. All of us are walking a chemical tightrope our entire lives, and sometimes even the safety net isn't 100% perfect.

Posted by Ted at December 20, 2004 06:10 AM
Category: Square Pegs

My friend Angie's mom can't function without Celebrex, either. She got a heck of a scare today with the news reports as well. She was also on Vioxx till that got pulled, too. I'm beginning to think that whatever they put her on next, we should just write the alert for that one, too, because she gets all the ones that get bad press!

Posted by: dawn at December 20, 2004 05:06 PM

Good news, then? I guess a Celebrexion is in order!

Ouch, sorry.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at December 20, 2004 10:24 PM
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