In November 2010, the FDA recalled all prescription drugs containing the drug Propoxyphene, mainly the painkillers Darvocet and Darvon. Darvon, which has been around since 1957, was one of the most popular painkillers for the last 20 years prescribed for moderate to mild pain. The problem is that Propoxyphene poses the risk of fatal cardiovascular side effects and other dangerous side effects such as:
- heart palpitations
- cardiovascular abnormalities.
There have been many studies conducted over the years indicating dangers to health of prescription drugs that contain propoxyphene which were largely ignored by the FDA and Drug Manufacturers until late 2010. One such warning was a petition from the Public Citizen in 2006 requesting that Propyphene products be taken off of the market because of their adverse health risks (Click here to read letter). Propoxyphene was involved in 2110 accidental deaths from 1981 to 1999.
Despite the many warnings from the public and the opportunities that Manufacturers had to take Propoxyphene products off of the market, the FDA and Drug Companies waited too long to remove the drugs from the market. If you or a loved one have been injured or effected by products containing Propoxyphene such as Darvocet or Darvon, contact the Wilson Law Office to see if we can help.
For a Free Initial Consultation, you can call us at (662) 533-9111 or Complete the “Do I Have a Case” form on the right side of the page. In many cases, an attorney or representative of Roberts Wilson, P.A. is available to come to your home or visit you in the hospital.