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By the way, doctor: If COX-2 drugs are anti-inflammatory, why are they associated with heart attacks?

March 09, 2014

Q. I'm confused. I've read articles about heart disease being caused by inflammation. If the COX-2 drugs are anti-inflammatory, why do they seem to make heart disease worse, not better?

A. That's a good question and one that's certainly been in the news!

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