Reports of abnormal heart rhythms may have been the serious side effect that led to the removal of the popular prescription painkillers Darvocet and Darvon from the U.S. market. But the drugs have also been linked to an increased risk of fatal overdoses, both intentional and accidental. Both Darvocet and Darvon contain the active ingredient propoxyphene, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more than 50 years ago to treat mild to moderate pain. Since then, the FDA has received more than 3,000 reports of serious side effects associated with the drug, including overdose or suicide. A ... Read More
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