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COX-2 inhibitors

Study reveals why COX-2 inhibitors cause heart attacks and other dangerous side effects

Sunday, November 21, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: COX-2 inhibitors, dangerous drugs, bad medicine


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Every prescription drug is unsafe, the FDA recently admitted. Every drug on the market has unintended side effects, and the fallout from this is that people who start taking one drug show new side effects (symptoms) that must be treated with another drug. This cascade of symptoms continues until the average person is on ten or more prescription drugs, all of which suits the drug companies just fine, since a patient on ten drugs is worth ten times as much profit as a patient taking only one drug.

Today, new research reveals how COX-2 inhibitor drugs (Vioxx, Bextra, etc.) cause dangerous side effects that result in sudden death, heart attacks and strokes. It turns out that the COX-2 enzyme is responsible for creating protective fatty acids in the body. By blocking this enzyme with drugs, patients are left without these protective fatty acids. And that, of course, increases their risk of suffering fatal heart attacks and other cardiovascular events.

Doesn't it seem that these studies should have been done BEFORE the drugs were prescribed to tens of millions of Americans and people around the world? In fact, that wouldn't have helped: Merck was quite aware of the dangers of Vioxx several years ago. But instead of pulling the drug off the market or warning physicians, the company chose to suppress this information and even sought to design new studies to conceal the heart attack risk. That's how Merck looks out for its customers.

It's business as usual in the highly corrupt, criminal-minded pharmaceutical industry, where profits are always the top priority, regardless of how many people are killed in the process.


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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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