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Painkillers Darvon, Darvocet withdrawn amid serious health concerns

In compliance with the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc. has agreed to withdraw the narcotic painkillers Darvon and Darvocet from the U.S. market because of serious health concerns.

Darvocet and other painkillers must carry boxed warnings: FDA

New York, July 8: The U.S regulators have permitted that the 50-year-old painkiller, Darvon, be continued to be sold in the market, but with a rider. Darvocet, Darvon or any other generic form that contains Propoxyphene must accompany a stronger warning against deadly overdoses, cautioned the FDA.