Researchers writing in the New England Journal of Medicine voiced their concerns as well with such drugs as Pfizer’s popular Celebrex. Yet, the FDA approved the drug as it killed tens of thousands of innocent Americans. Merck & Co.’s arthritis drug Vioxx may have led to tens of thousands of deaths of innocent American citizens. Yet, the FDA approved Vioxx. What exactly is the FDA protecting Americans from? Perhaps the FDA is protecting America from living a full and healthy life.