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Popular Arthritis Drug May Disrupt Heart Rhythm, Study Shows


January 24, 2008

Satpal Singh Celebrex, a popular arthritis drug that blocks pain by inhibiting an enzyme known as COX-2, has been shown in laboratory studies to induce arrhythmia, or irregular beating of the heart, via a novel pathway unrelated to its COX-2 inhibition. University at Buffalo researchers discovered this unexpected finding while conducting basic research on potassium channels. Full Story

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