Brand name: Darvon
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More information on propoxyphene (Darvon)
- Position Statement: Delayed FDA Removal of Painkiller Propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet) From U.S. Market Has Cost More Than 1,000 U.S. Lives, November 19, 2010
- Chronology of Events Related to Propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet), November 19, 2010
- Letter to FDA Praising Food Safety Cautiousness, Attacking Drug Safety Recklessness, March 8, 2010
- Petition Asking FDA to Reconsider Banning Propoxyphene (Darvon), August 6, 2009
- Statement: FDA Committee Vote Confirms Propoxyphene’s (Darvon's) Risks Outweigh Benefits, Drug Should Be Banned, January 30, 2009
- Testimony on Propoxyphene (Darvon), January 30, 2009
- Public Citizen v. FDA (Seeking order compelling FDA to respond to Public Citizen petition to ban Darvon), June 19, 2008
- Petition to Ban all Propoxyphene (Darvon) Products, February 28, 2006