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Tiger Woods lists Merck’s banned Vioxx among prescription drugs after DUI

Tiger Woods lists Merck’s banned Vioxx among prescription drugs after DUI

At the beginning of the week, pro golfer Tiger Woods was found asleep in his car and given a DUI. When pressed by the Jupiter Police Department, Woods listed a variety of prescription drugs that he could have taken.

Woods told police that he has prescriptions for four drugs: Soloxex, Vicodin, Torix, and Vioxx (although he noted he had not taken the drug in over a year). Vioxx, was manufactured by Merck and pulled off the market almost 13 years ago after being linked to cardiovascular issues. 1

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David Samadi, M.D. and Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital told FOX Business:

“I’m not sure where he got it. It was pulled from the market because of concerns that (it)increases your risk of a heart attack and stroke when used long-term and in high dosage,”

Vicodin is a well-known and highly addictive opiate painkiller, Torix is an anti-inflammatory, and thus far, no one at the DEA has been able to identify the drug “Soloxex”.2 Regardless of what Soloxex is, just combining the other three drugs is incredibly dangerous.

Woods was taken into custody at around 3 a.m. ET on Monday but passed his Breathalyzer test, blowing a 0.000 (he also passed a urine test).

A couple of hours after the golf legend was released, he issued a statement about the unexpected reaction to prescribed medications (from a recent back surgery), “I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions.” 3

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Over the course of his long and successful career, Woods has no doubt struggled with serious pain. He’s not only injured his knees, legs, and back playing golf, but also underwent multiple surgeries for those injuries and crashed a car.4 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of people who undergo surgery get an opioid prescription, which we all know has led to an epidemic in this country. 

 

Sources and References

  1. Business Insider, May 31, 2017.
  2. Fox Business, May 30, 2017.
  3. Fox Business, May 30, 2017.
  4. Business Insider, May 31, 2017.

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