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“Darvon: the worst drug in history?”

Lawyers are now advertising on television for viewers to join in on a class action law suit against the makers of Darvon (propoxyphene) and Darvocet. They claim that it caused heart arrhythmias that led to heart attacks. Back in 2008, I told you that Darvon, Darvon-N and Darvocet were considered to be too risky to be left on the open drug market and a group called Public Citizen was suing the Food and Drug Administration, calling propoxyphene no more effective than safer painkillers and they cited the accidental deaths of more than 2,000 people since 1981. Darvon (propoxyphene) was one of the most widely prescribed generic drugs in the USA, with 22 million prescriptions filled in 2007 and it was sold by numerous generic manufacturers and was considered a relatively mild painkiller.

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