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Pfizer Says Study Links Celebrex, Heart Risk

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer announces that its popular painkiller Celebrex may increase the risk of cardiovascular problems. New study results indicate more than double the risk of major heart problems, but another study failed to corroborate the finding. NPR's Richard Knox reports.

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Since he joined NPR in 2000, Knox has covered a broad range of issues and events in public health, medicine, and science. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and newscasts.