On Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 the FDA pulled a 53 year old pain killer from the US market.
Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc. makers of Darvon and Darvocet, the brand version of the prescription pain medication propoxyphene, has agreed to withdraw the medication from the U.S. market at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Generic manufacturers of products that contain propoxyphene have been requested to remove those as well.
Clinical data shows that the drug puts patients at risk of potentially serious or even fatal heart abnormalities.
Darvon and Darvocet users are urged to contact their physicians as soon as possible to discuss their options. For more information visit the website below.