FDA OKs generic versions of pain pill Celebrex

May 30, 2014 9:17 PM

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first generic versions of Pfizer's anti-inflammatory painkiller Celebrex.

The blockbuster drug, known generically as celecoxib, is used to treat pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and other conditions.

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