Vioxx and Celebrex are both drugs marketed for the treatment of osteoarthritis and acute pain conditions. After the drugs were released on the market, several studies returned findings of increased risks of heart attack and stroke in patients taking drugs like Vioxx and Celebrex, which are called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). In April 2002, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a black box warning, the strongest they can issue, regarding the increased risks of stroke and heart attack associated with taking NSAIDs. Following the safety risks associated with Vioxx, its manufacturer Merck, pulled the drug from the market. Celebrex continues to be sold. Our legal team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm has won millions of dollars in settlements for our clients who were injured by Vioxx and Celebrex. Our attorneys are experienced in pharmaceutical litigation, and we welcome you to visit the Pharmaceutical Litigation section of our website to learn about current drug cases we are pursuing. You can also contact us for a free consultation.