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Painkillers linked to cholesterol issues

A recent research study suggested that certain pain-relieving drugs that belong to a group of medications called COX inhibitors can hinder the body’s ability to rid itself of cholesterol. This recent finding suggests an explanation for the increased risk of heart attacks in people who used Vioxx and Bextra (both COX-2 inhibitors) and can help the pharmaceutical industry develop new arthritis pain medications.

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