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Tracking the impact of drug regulatory actions: consumer health outcomes, risk-benefit issues and policy framework - women's comments on Vioxx and medicine safety


The aim of this study will be to explore the qualitative comments provided by older women on their experience of using the COX-2 and other relevant arthritis medicines and switching to alternate medicines, and medicine safety concerns over time. The research questions are: 1. What do older women say about arthritis medicines use and safety? 2. What do older women say about the withdrawal of vioxx? 3. What are the issues and concerns of older women in relation to arthritis medicines?