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Vioxx taken out of locker rooms

Updated: October 5, 2004, 6:31 AM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

The worldwide recall of Vioxx is not causing the same stir in the sports world as it is among geriatric circles. But, as expected, team trainers and doctors are removing the drug from locker rooms.

Commonly used among the elderly as an arthritis medication, Vioxx also was used by athletes to help dull the pain related to their sports injuries. The drug's manufacturer, Merck, pulled the pills off the market on Thursday.

Despite obeying the warnings, several team physicians say that ...

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