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2010-12-29 00:01:19

The US Drug Watchdog is saying, "with 22 million users of Darvocet, Darvon, or their generic version propoxyphene, we will never know how many individuals died, because they were taking these pain pills. We think the number is in the 1000's, perhaps even more. Do Not Take Them Anymore-these drugs have been recalled because of potentially lethal side effects." Used to treat mild, to moderate pain, propoxyphene is sold by prescription under the brand names Darvon and Darvocet, a drug which also...

2010-12-28 00:00:36

The US Drug Watchdog is saying, "the Darvocet & Darvon pain pill recall has had very little, to no, national publicity, individuals may still be using these drugs, and these drugs have been associated with severe heart issues including, heart rhythm abnormalities, heart attacks, suicide, or even death." Used to treat mild to moderate pain, propoxyphene is sold by prescription under the brand names Darvon and Darvocet, a drug which also includes acetaminophen, and has been linked to...

2010-12-23 00:00:53

The US Drug Watchdog is urging all US adult members of Facebook, or all social networks to post a message to their friends regarding the recalled pain pills Darvocet, and Darvon, out of fear many millions of US adults could still be using these drugs. Used to treat mild to moderate pain, propoxyphene is sold by prescription under the brand names Darvon and Darvocet, a drug which also includes acetaminophen, and has been linked to potentially fatal heart rhythm abnormalities in users, heart...

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2010-12-22 12:55:00

Researchers said that a chemical in cocoa could soon be turned into a medicine for persistent cough. Scientists are in the final stages of clinical trials for a drug that contains theobromine, which is an ingredient found in chocolate and cocoa. Developers in the U.K. say that the drug could be on the market within two years.  Most current medicines used to control the symptoms are opiate-based ones like cough syrups containing codeine. The Medicines and Health Regulatory Agency...

2010-12-21 00:01:51

The US Drug Watchdog is leading a very aggressive national campaign focused on identifying individuals, who suffered a heart attack, developed serious heart issues, or suffered other severe medical complications, including sudden death, after using the pain relievers Darvocet, or Darvon, or generic propoxphene. The group says, "with more than 22 million users of Darvocet, or Darvon in the United States, we fear many to most victims, or loved ones of victims of heart attacks, serious heart...

2010-12-20 03:00:00

LONDON, December 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Theobromine Based Drug Close to Commercialisation, Has Potential to Address the Serious Need for a Safer, Opioid Free Treatment for Persistent Cough SEEK, a leading UK privately-owned drug-discovery group,is pleased to announce the establishment of a new joint venture entity with Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PTX) ("Pernix"), an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused primarily on the United States...

2010-12-19 00:26:19

The US Drug Watchdog is announcing a very aggressive national investigation focused on identifying individuals who had a heart attack, serious heart issues, other severe medical complications including sudden death, after using the pain relievers Darvocet, or Darvon, or generic propoxphene. The group says, "more that 22 million US citizens have used Davocet, or Darvon, and we need to find out how many people have developed serious heart issues, heart attacks, or even sudden death." They say,...

2010-11-27 00:00:49

With new warnings that children under six years of age should not be given cough syrups, what is a parent to do when their child needs something that's safe and that really works? In a study at Pennsylvania State University's College of Medicine, researchers found that honey may hold the answer. Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) November 26, 2010 An FDA panel came to the conclusion that there is no benefit in more than 800 over the counter medicines to help young children. In fact, it was disclosed...

2010-11-23 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The FDA recommended removing propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet) on November 19, 2010 after new clinical research indicated that the painkiller can cause heart-related side effects. An estimated 10 million patients in the US are currently prescribed the common pain medication. Practice Fusion issued warnings to its national community of medical providers on the same day of the recall through its web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system....

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2010-11-21 07:35:00

Kentucky-based Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals has pulled its popular narcotic painkiller, Darvon, from the drug market because it may cause fatal heart rhythms, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Friday. The FDA said it asked Xanodyne to stop selling Darvon and Darvocet after recent data confirmed that the active ingredient, propoxyphene, could cause serious and possibly fatal heart abnormalities. The new decision leaves patients with even fewer safe options to manage pain,...


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