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UC Davis researchers find link between high dosages of Vioxx and heart attacks, strokes
Sacramento Business Journal

A research team from University of California Davis and Peking University in China has discovered a reason why high dosages of the arthritis pain medication Vioxx led to heart attacks and strokes in some patients. Using a method to profile rodent blood, scientists discovered that Vioxx causes a dramatic increase in a bio-marker that could be a major contributor of heart attacks and strokes.