Vioxx (rofecoxib) Tablet

Vioxx (rofecoxib) Tablet

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Caption: Vioxx (rofecoxib) is an NSAID of the Cox-2 inhibitor family and is used to treat arthritis and pain. Vioxx was withdrawn from the market worldwide by its manufacturer, Merck, when lengthier FDA tests revealed its association with a significantly greater risk of heart attack and stroke.

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