How Safe Are Your Prescription Pills?

First a popular cholesterol drug gets the ax. Now there are concerns about arthritis medications

Becky Long, 63, of Tampa, Fla., has been taking the prescription drug Celebrex for her arthritis for the past two years. So when she heard the news last week that the drug, along with another painkiller called Vioxx, might be associated with an increased risk of heart attack, she called her doctor right away. Her biggest concern was not what you might expect, however. "The first thing I thought of was that Celebrex gave me my life back," says Long, who used to find climbing stairs impossible but has since felt well enough to travel to Nepal. "What would I do...

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