The return of Vioxx: Can a drug once deemed deadly be relaunched to treat rare disease?

(By Damian Garde for STAT)

Since its recall in 2004, the pain drug Vioxx has been a symbol of pharmaceutical danger, starring in countless daytime legal advertisements explaining how you, or perhaps a loved one, might be entitled to millions in settlement dollars. But one company believes the infamous drug deserves a second chance, and is plotting to resurrect the former blockbuster as a treatment for a rare, incurable condition.  Continue reading article here…

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