I know nothing about Tamiflu, but I had taken Vioxx for very painful arthritis and for the first time found pain relief! I felt great after years of suffering. Despite the possible side effects, I would still take the Vioxx. If it meant there was a possibility of heart complications- I’d rather live a little less time than continue on in pain for years. Besides which, while on the Vioxx, I became active and thus lost weight and was less depressed. Possibly it may have increased my life span, in spite of possible side effects..