Another lawsuit has been filed against the makers of the painkiller Darvocet. Deborah M. Miller filed suit against Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals in federal court in New Orleans. Late last year the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned all drugs containing the propoxyphene after studies showed the drug put users at an increased risk for life-threatening heart rhythm abnormalities. Drugs that contain propoxyphene include the brands Darvocet and Darvon, as well as numerous generic equivalents. Propoxyphene was approved by the FDA more than 50 years ago and had become one of the most prescribed drugs in the country. It was previously banned in ... Read More
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