BEXTRA: DESIGNED BY PFIZER TO FAIL.
An Open Letter to Pfizer Inc. on the Underlying Reasons That Bextra Failed, on Why Pfizer Made Bextra Unnecessarily Risky -- and on How Pfizer Might Still Save Celebrex.
Jay S. Cohen, M.D., is a nationally recognized expert on medication side effects and an Associate Professor (voluntary) of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Cohen's scientific papers on drug safety have received worldwide attention, and his book Over Dose: The Case Against The Drug Companies (2001) was highly recommended by reviewers including the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Cohen has long emphasized the need for better, more complete dosing and side-effect information on prescription drugs, and he has been a featured speaker at major medical conferences and at the U.S Food and Drug Association.