By John O'Neil
The so-called treatment gap for women with heart disease - the tendency for doctors to treat them less aggressively than men - may be narrowing, but many women, it seems, are still neglecting a simple step for their own health.
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By Mary Duenwald
After a panel of medical experts gave a very cautious nod to the continued use of the painkillers Celebrex, Vioxx and Bextra on Friday, pain management experts said they expected to see the same caution transform the way the painkillers are prescribed
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By NY Times
Yesterday's action by a panel of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration made it abundantly clear that the value of a widely used class of painkillers remains mired in confusion. Even after months of controversy, experts are sharply divided o
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By Alex Berenson
Cost-benefit analyses for drugs are rarely as explicit as they were yesterday.  
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By Gardiner Harris
A panel of experts voted unanimously on Friday to advise the Food and Drug Administration that three leading painkillers -- Celebrex, Bextra and Vioxx -- can cause worrisome heart problems. But it also advised against banning the drugs, though by narro
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By Gardiner Harris
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 - A top Merck research official suggested to a federal drug advisory panel on Thursday that the company might soon decide to start reselling the painkiller Vioxx in the United States, despite risks it may pose to the heart.
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By Barnaby Feder
Federal Panel Consolidates Vioxx Suits
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By Dwight Angell
Henry Ford Hospital has launched a safety study using the drug Viagra to determine if it can help patients recover from a stroke.
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By Eric Nagourney
Gum disease has long been suspected of playing a role in heart disease and stroke. Now, a new study appears to make the relationship much more solid.
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By Science Daily
 A preeminent cardiologist reports, for the first time in a large prospective study, that certain of his patients with erectile dysfunction (ED) and heart problems can now safely use erection drugs that help up to 80% of men restore function and q
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By Denise Grady
Sudden emotional stress - from grief, fear, anger or shock - can cause heart failure, in a little known and poorly understood syndrome that seems to affect primarily women, researchers are reporting today. The victims are generally healthy, with no his
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By Barry Meier
Merck & Company executives have long insisted that they never pursued a clinical trial to directly study the heart risks of the pain drug Vioxx because other tests they were conducting would supply those answers just as quickly.
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By Gardiner Harris
Pfizer Says Internal Studies Show No Celebrex Risks
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By Science Daily
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is often the first and earliest sign of a more significant cardiovascular condition, according to a study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.
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By Anahad O'Connor
As Americans dig their way out of the blizzard that blanketed parts of the Northeast last month, reports of people suffering heart attacks, snow shovel in hand, have surfaced. Many people do not take the risk seriously. But the claim that clearing snow
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By Alex Berenson
Pfizer Says 1999 Trials Revealed Risks With Celebrex
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By Sathya Achia-Abraham
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have shown that a widely used drug for treating erectile dysfunction, Viagra, reduces the death of heart cells under heart attack-like conditions in a laboratory model.
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By Gardiner Harris
Big Health Plan Suspends Use of Painkiller  
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By NY Times
Even as expert advisers to the Food and Drug Administration prepare to take a closer look at a potentially risky class of painkillers, the COX-2 inhibitors, disturbing new evidence has emerged that these drugs have been prescribed primarily to patients
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Mixed Results For Heart Attack Treatments
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