PHARMACIST TO DISCUSS VIOXX, CELEBREX CONTROVERSY
May 9, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 9, 2005
CONTACT: Julie Toland, firstname.lastname@example.org
LUBBOCK – Craig Cox, Pharm.D., assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy at Texas
Tech University Health Sciences Center, will discuss the controversy surrounding drugs
such as Vioxx and Celebrex from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Health
Sciences Center, 3601 Fourth St.
The presentation, which is free and open to the community, will take place in the
Health Sciences Center Academic Classroom Building, Room 150.
Cox will discuss the current events surrounding the use of Cox-II inhibitors, as well
as review alternative therapies for the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid
“While reviewing this class of medications, we will discuss some potential reasons
why they are causing an increased risk of heart problems,” Cox said.
The presentation is part of the “Lecture Series on Healthy Aging,” a program of the
Garrison Institute on Aging. Attendees should park in area D2 of the Health Sciences
Center parking lot. For more information about the series, contact the Garrison Institute
on Aging at (806) 743-3610, or contact Annette Boles at email@example.com.