Rofecoxib is a cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitor drug used as an analgesic until it was voluntarily withdrawn from the market by Merck & Co in September, 2004 due to increased cardiovascular complications. This was in part due to concerns about suppression of negative results due to rofecoxib in the VIGOR randomized controlled trial.
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