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Bextra Pulled From Market, But Pfizer Hopes To Explore Other Options

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Pfizer is characterizing FDA's request for a withdrawal of Bextra as a "marketing suspension"; the company hopes to continue discussions on how valdecoxib could re-enter the market. Increased cardiovascular risk plus a "special risk" of serious skin reactions led FDA to recommend pulling the COX-2 inhibitor.

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