Darvon and Darvocet pulled from Market - Maryland Injury Lawyers Blog
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Nov 20, 2010 in Uncategorized
Darvon and Darvocet were just pulled from the market because they can cause fatal heart problems. On November 19, 2010 got the manufacturers of Darvon/Darvocet to agree to remove the drugs from the market. Manufacturers of the generic equivalent drugs to Darvon and Darvocet will be removed as well. Friday's action was based on the results of a new study that showed that a standard dose of Darvon or Darvocet can be very harmful to the heart. Once again, the FDA is a few years behind Great Britain in identifying dangerous drugs. In June 2009 the European Medicines Agency removed the drug from the market. Yet in July 2009 the FDA in the US determined that although there were some concerns about the drug, that it would remain available to consumers. About 120 Million prescriptions for the painkiller have been filled in the USA since England took Darvon off the market.
The most recent study of Darvocet and Darvon showed that even at recommended dose it caused heart abnormalities including heart rhythm problems and electrical heart activity abnormalities.
For more information about the Food and Drug Administration's removal of Darvon and Darvocet from the market, go to the FDA website or click here.