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Bextra Meta-Analyses Could Be Taken Up At February COX-2 Advisory Cmte.

This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily

Executive Summary

Drug safety committee member Curt Furberg's meta-analysis suggests increased risk of cardiovascular events for patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis taking Bextra versus placebo while Pfizer points to a meta-analysis of 8,000 patients that did not show an effect. Furberg disinvited by FDA to participate in committee meeting following public comments.

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