Re: Safety of Celebrex and Bextra, like Vioxx, is being raised
To be candid, I would not trust Pfizer to be more forthcoming than the other similar companies. There is a track record here which can be found via search engine. It does not inspire confidence.
I was prescribed Vioxx a year ago, and I declined based on doing a search and learning that the questions which came to fruition in the last week have been out there for a long time. I did not feel it was worth "trusting" that all would somehow be well, and I am glad I made that decision. Personally, I would avoid all the new cox-2 drugs--Celebrex, Bextra, Mobic--until we really know what's going on with them. It will probably take some time. But, in the meantime, there is no evidence, despite advertising to the contrary, that they are either more effective or safer than drugs that have been around a long time, including Advil, Motrin, Aspirin, etc..