Osteoarthritis drug may help menstrual pain

A new study concludes that the osteoarthritis drug Vioxx (rofecoxib) is both safe and effective in relieving the pain associated with menstrual cramps.

Duract (bromfenac) provides fast relief of acute pain

Bromfenac (Duract, Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories) was cleared for marketing by the FDA on July 15, 1997 and provides an alternative to opioids for the management of acute pain. It provides fast relief of acute pain without the bothersome side effects of opioid analgesics. Bromfenac is a peripherally acting analgesic that belongs to the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class.