FDA PULLS DARVOCET AND DARVON PAIN KILLERS OFF THE MARKET
The FDA recently pulled Darvocet® and Darvon® pain killers off the market. The FDA sought market withdrawal after receiving new clinical data showing that the drug’s active ingredient, propoxyphene puts patients at risk of potentially serious or even fatal heart rhythm abnormalities. As a result of the data, combined with other information, including new epidemiological data, the agency concluded that the health risks of the medication outweigh the benefits.
Darvon was first approved for sale in the United States in August 1957 and was widely prescribed. In 2004, there were approximately 23 million prescriptions for propoxyphene filled, making the drug the 12th most commonly prescribed generic drug in the United States. Darvon is also sometimes combined with a dose of acetaminophen and marketed under the name Darvocet.
If you have sustained a heart related injury while using Darvocet or Darvon, then you need to contact attorney Micah Adkins for a free and confidential legal consultation.