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Pain medication Darvon and Darvocet withdrawn from market
FDA says prescription drug prescribed to millions may cause serious or fatal heart rhythm abnormalities
Proffitt & Cox is reviewing cases for potential representation in which a person has suffered heart rhythm problems and serious adverse effects after taking the prescription painkillers Darvon, Darvocet or the generic equivalent, propoxyphene.
The manufacturer of the controversial prescription pain medication Darvon and Darvocet has agreed to withdraw the medication from the U.S. market, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced. Read the press release.
Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc. makes the brand version of the medication propoxyphene. The FDA also has asked generic manufacturers of propoxyphene-containing products to voluntarily remove their products as well, based on Xanodyne's decision. The medical problems caused by Darvon and Darvocet are potentially serious or even fatal heart rhythm abnormalities, according to the FDA. The FDA has concluded, based on clinical and epidemiological data, that the risks of the medication outweigh the benefits.
If you or a loved one took Darvon or Darvocet pain medication, or a generic equivalent containing propoxyphene, and suffered abnormal heart rhythms or other serious adverse effects, contact the Darvocet lawyers at Proffitt & Cox, LLP, Attorneys at Law, by calling (803) 834-7097 in Columbia or toll free nationwide (877) 276-0533. You can also complete our contact form to schedule an initial consultation with our South Carolina prescription drug liability attorneys. We are conveniently located in the BB&T building at 8910 Two Notch Road, near I-77 and I-20 in Northeast Columbia. Read more about Darvon & Darvocet.
Columbia, South Carolina, Attorneys for Dangerous Drugs Cases
New drugs are continually being released. Seemingly every day, a new development is made and a new pharmaceutical product is marketed to the public. As consumers, we trust that these drugs are safe and that the drug companies are telling us the truth about the characteristics of their drugs. Unfortunately, that is not always the case — prescription drugs can sometimes irreparably change the lives of people they were meant to help. When drug companies do not adequately test their drugs or do not disclose all of the dangerous side effects to patients and prescribing physicians, the consequences can be tragic.
At the Columbia law offices of Proffitt & Cox, we represent people throughout the Carolinas in prescription drug liability cases. We have experience in these complex and challenging cases. We have previously handled numerous prescription drug cases for drugs such as Fen-Phen, Avandia, Actos, Proscar/Propecia and Vioxx. We are currently interested in representing clients who have been harmed while taking the birth control medication Yasmin/Yaz or the smoke cessation drug Chantix.
An Important and Recent Supreme Court Case
In a 2009 case called Wyeth v. Levine, the United States Supreme Court ruled that drug manufacturers are not protected from prescription drug liability by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a drug. Courts can hold pharmaceutical companies responsible when the companies are at fault for the improper formulation, testing, manufacturing, or marketing of their prescription drugs.
Handling pharmaceutical cases is challenging because of the complex scientific and medical issues involved and importance of the government regulatory process with respect to prescription drug cases. At the Columbia law offices of Proffitt & Cox, our pharmaceutical litigation attorneys represent people throughout the Carolinas in prescription drug liability cases.
Defective Drug Law Firm, Serving Columbia and the Surrounding Communities
If you or someone you care about has been injured by a dangerous drug, contact Proffitt & Cox, LLP, Attorneys at Law, by calling (803) 834-7097 in Columbia or toll free nationwide (877) 276-0533. You can also complete our contact form to schedule an initial consultation with our Columbia dangerous drugs lawyers. We are conveniently located in the BB&T building at 8910 Two Notch Road, near I-77 and I-20 in Northeast Columbia.