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Ban on Darvon and Darvocet (Propoxyphene) Came Too Late to Save Consumers


As the number of Darvon and Darvocet lawsuits continues to rise, consumers are starting to question the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s continued approval of this 50-year-old defective product. Darvon and Darvocet’s active ingredient, propoxphene, was approved in 1957 as a strong painkiller, but Darvon’s side effects have been well-documented with little to no action to pull it from the shelves.

Members of the Public Citizen, a public interest group, attempted to have these defective drugs pulled in 1978 to no avail, but where successful when they petitioned in 2006.

FDA’s Resistance May Have Cost Thousands of Deaths

The FDA took the matter to an expert advisory committee, who voted 14 to 12 against, but ended up overruling the panel and asking the product’s manufacturers, Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc., to conduct studies of the possible affects the drug might have on one’s heart. It was not until the FDA examined these results that they finally put an end to this dangerous drug.

This defective product is so dangerous that toxicity and the risk of causing abnormal heart rhyrthms have caused thousands of deaths in patients who took these medications. Considering the evidence, the 30-year-old questions about propoxyphene, and the U.K.’s decisions to ban the drugs years ago, many consumers feel betrayed by the FDA, wondering why we lost several more lives than those who banned the drug earlier.

Darvon and Darvocet Attorney in Los Angeles

If you or a loved one has suffered side effects due to Darvon, Darvocet, or propoxyphene, contact a Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys Darvon and Darvocet attorney in Los Angeles for a free professional evaluation of your case by attorneys who have represented over 6,000 clients since 1978. Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys partners, John Bisnar and Brian Chase, have shown their superior legal representation time and time again, and their results don’t lie. Brian Chase has tried over twenty jury trials and, in the last couple of years, has entered into numerous seven and eight-figure settlements. If you have suffered catastrophic injuries at the hands of these negligent pharmaceutical companies, you will need an attorney who consistently gets results.

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