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TITLE:  Monsanto's Celebrex Linked to 10 Deaths
SOURCE: American Press
DATE:   April 21, 1999

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Monsanto's Celebrex Linked to 10 Deaths

NEW YORK (AP) -- Monsanto's highly successful painkiller Celebrex has been linked to 10 deaths and 11 cases of gastrointestinal hemorrhages in its first three months on the market, The Wall Street Journal reported today. Half of those who died suffered from gastrointestinal bleeding or ulcers, according to reports submitted to the Food and Drug Administration that were obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Various causes were given for other deaths, and no cause was given for one. Celebrex went on the market in January to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.


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