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FDA advisers recommend ban on Darvon pain killer

Posted on Feb 20, 2009 in Health & Wellness

05:23 PM CST on Friday, January 30, 2009 Associated Press WASHINGTON – Government medical advisers Friday recommended a ban on Darvon, a prescription medicine that’s been used to treat pain for more than 50 years but left a trail of problems such as addiction and suicide. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted 14-12 to recommend withdrawing Darvon after a daylong hearing examining its risks and benefits. The FDA is not required to follow the recommendations of its advisers, but often does so. Darvon was first approved in 1957, when there were few alternatives for...

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