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Darvon Pulled From Market by F.D.A.
New York Times

The painkilling drug propoxyphene, sold under the Darvon and Darvocet brands and used by about 10 million Americans last year, will be removed from the market because of serious heart risks, the Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. The announcement ended a 32-year dispute over the safety of the 53-year-old drug. The F.D.A. recommended doctors switch patients to other painkillers, notably Extra Strength Tylenol or acetaminophen.