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Propoxyphene worst drug in history

Thursday, February 10, 2011

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An estimated 10 million patients have used the pain reliever propoxyphene and were sent scrambling to doctors’ offices when it was recently pulled from the market. Many physicians are still dealing with the aftermath of the product, first approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1957. “Propoxyphene is the worst drug in […]

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FDA pulls propoxyphene off the market

Friday, November 19, 2010

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The pharmaceutical company that makes the prescription pain medications Darvon and Darvocet has agreed to withdraw the drugs from the U.S. market at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the FDA said Friday. The FDA says the drug, propoxyphene, puts patients at risk of potentially serious or fatal heart rhythm abnormalities. Since […]

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