Merck and Vioxx

Specialties Ambulatory


today .. 09/30/04

Did you get many calls about Vioxx and the fact that Merck is taking it off the market?

we got a few but I expect more tomorrow.

Do you have many pts in your practice taking Vioxx?

What about the other COX 2 inhibitors, do you think we will see the same issues?

Looking forward to your response

Joy and Smiles * Darla*


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Specializes in Gen Surg, Peds, family med, geriatrics.

Oh Yes!

Yesterday alone I dealt with at least a dozen Vioxx calls. Thankfully I talked my docs into giving me a standing order for a replacement med. They all agreed to Mobicox 7.5 mg or 15 mg depending on the dose of Vioxx. That saved me running to them every time I got a call.

I suspect next week will be much the same.


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