The removal of propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet, etc) from the market will continue to make waves in pharmacies

The removal of propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet, etc) from the market will continue to make waves in pharmacies.

Propoxyphene joins other big safety-related drug removals in the last decade. Vioxx was removed for causing heart attacks...Baycol for muscle toxicity and death...and Trovan for liver damage.

When drugs are pulled off the market, it's usually because the risk of a serious side effect outweighs the benefit.

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