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Important news about FDA’s recall of pain relievers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending against the continued prescribing and use of the pain reliever propoxyphene because new data shows that the drug can cause serious toxicity to the heart.

This drug is a pain reliever sold under various names including Darvon and Darvocet. The FDA has requested the manufacturers voluntarily remove the product from the U.S. market.

If you are taking these medications consult your physician about their use and switching to another pain medication.

Read more about the recall here.