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Darvon and Darvocet Legal News Articles & Interviews
April 25, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Read [ White House Looks to Eliminate Darvocet Overdose ]
Washington, DC The Obama administration is looking to limit prescription drug abuse such as Darvocet overdose, which has become one of the fastest-growing drug problems in the US, reports CNN.
April 9, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Will Darvon and Darvocet Lawsuits Be Centralized? ]
New Orleans, LA Now that the dust is starting to settle on the recent Darvon recall, patients who allege they suffered Darvon side effects such as heart problems are considering possible lawsuits against the makers of Darvon and Darvocet. Some lawsuits have already been filed and a motion has also been filed requesting that Darvon and Darvocet lawsuits be consolidated.
March 25, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Arrests Made in New York over Sale of Darvon Medication, Other Drugs ]
Lewis, NY The Essex County, New York Drug Task Force recently arrested 11 people accused of receiving Darvon medication and other drugs from Medicare and Medicaid, and reselling them to others, reports the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
March 17, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ The Ban: How Many Lives Did Darvocet Delay Cost? ]
Washington, DC If the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had listened to Public Citizen and heeded its various petitions to ban Darvon and Darvocet from the market, Cornelius Kellehar might be alive today. The Tennessee man died from a sudden heart problem after taking propoxyphene for a period of three months. His death came mere days prior to the ban.
March 5, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Hearing regarding Darvon and Darvocet Scheduled ]
San Diego, CA A hearing regarding lawsuits alleging serious Darvon and Darvocet side effects will be held in late March 2011, to determine if the federal Darvon lawsuits and Darvocet lawsuits should be consolidated. The number of lawsuits alleging Darvon and Darvocet side effects has increased since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the medications were being pulled from the market because of serious side effects.
February 27, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Darvocet Side Effects Lawsuits Remain after Recall ]
Cincinnati, OH While Xanodyne has recalled the painkillers, lawsuits over Darvocet side effects still remain, including one involving the death of 22-year-old Kira Nicole Gilbert, who took the drugs after suffering a torn knee ligament, Cincinnati.com reports.
February 16, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ She Died of Heart Failure at 22: Darvocet Lawsuit ]
White Oak, OH Critics of manufacturer Xanodyne and its decision to pull Darvon and Darvocet from the market last November claim that due to the extent of Darvon side effects and their grievous nature, the recall came 30 years too late. The plaintiffs in a pending Darvon lawsuit could not agree more.
February 13, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ More Lawsuits Filed in Darvon and Darvocet Cases ]
Memphis, TN Now that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reacted to Darvon and Darvocet side effects, more lawsuits are being filed by people who allege they were harmed by Darvon medication or Darvocet medication. Both Darvocet side effects and Darvon side effects are reportedly serious, allegedly putting patients at risk of serious harm and, in some cases, death.
January 31, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Darvocet Mass Tort Could Be Massive ]
Newport, KY With the removal last November of Darvon and Darvocet from pharmacy shelves after some 50 years on the market, those conversant with the issue in the legal community are anticipating a huge response from former patients with a history of Darvocet side effects. A major mass tort could be on the horizon, with some attorneys reportedly fielding as many as 1,000 calls in one day from concerned patients.
January 18, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ "Darvon and Darvocet trials will be bigger than Vioxx," predicts Dr. Ulf Jonasson ]
Stockholm, Sweden When Ulf Jonasson, Doctor of Public Health visited the US from Sweden in 2003 and again in 2004, he met with doctors at Public Citizen; doctors who had received studies by Dr. Jonasson and his partner, Birgitta Jonasson, PhD, and were calling for a ban on Darvon (Dextropropoxyphene), made by Eli Lilly. "We have researched Darvon side effects since 1993, and Public Citizen has worked hard to ban the drug before that," says Ulf Jonasson in a phone interview. "There could have been hundreds of thousands of deaths due to Darvon and Darvocet over the past 50 years."
- New York Woman Sues Drugmaker over Darvocet Side Effects By Charles Benson (Dec-31-10)
- Darvon Medication Should Have Been Banned Sooner: Critics By Gordon Gibb (Dec-15-10)
- Heart Attack Patient Shocked to Discover Darvon/Darvocet Recall By Jane Mundy (Dec-11-10)
- Darvon and Darvocet Pulled from Market After 53 Years By Gordon Gibb (Nov-22-10)
- FDA Pulls Darvon Darvocet From Market By Lucy Campbell (Nov-19-10)
- FDA Strengthens Warnings on Darvon and Darvocet By Heidi Turner (Aug-6-09)