FDA News: Darvon is an unsafe drug #FDA #gilbertnews #examiner #health
Our country lags behind again! The FDA is (finally) protecting Americans from painkiller Darvon - after several years of evidence suggesting it is unsafe. Better late than never...unless you've lost a relative due to complications from Darvon.
FDA News: American drug company pressured to stop sales of painkiller Darvon
The maker of the painkiller Darvon is pulling the drug off the market under pressure from public health officials who say it causes potentially deadly heart rhythms.
Darvon, which was first approved in the 1950s, is an opioid narcotic used to treat mild to moderate pain. The consumer watchdog group Public Citizen had petitioned the FDA to ban the drug, saying its benefits didn't justify a risk that added up to several hundred deaths a year.
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