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What does APPROVe stand for?

APPROVe stands for Adenomatous Polyp Prevention on VIOXX

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The evidence for adenoma prevention was quite strong when the two celecoxib trials were prematurely halted following the September 2004 suspension of the Adenomatous Polyp Prevention on Vioxx (APPROVE) trial in response to cardiovascular concerns with that COX-2 inhibitor.
The evidence for adenoma prevention was quite strong when the two celecoxib trials were prematurely halted following the September 2004 suspension of the Adenomatous Polyp Prevention on Vioxx (APPROVE) trial in response to cardiovascular concerns with that COX-2 inhibitor.
Merck withdrew Vioxx from the market in 2004 after a three-year study (called Adenomatous Polyp Prevention on Vioxx, or APPROVe) of about 2,600 people found that Vioxx users had a greater risk of thrombotic cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke than those taking a placebo, beginning after 18 months of treatment.