Propoxyphene is a d medicine that has been marketed in approved drugs such as and Darvocet since 1957. Darvon is a narcotic analgesic, used to relieve mild to moderate pain. It has shown many severe side effects in the patients taking this medicine. It has been banned in many countries earlier. Later FDA banned this drug. The FDA action came nearly six years after the drug was already banned in the U.K., and around eighteen months after the European drug agency banned it. In 1978 and again in 2006, the public interest group Public Citizen petitioned the FDA to ban the drug. The petition of 2006 forced the FDA to put the matter in front of an expert advisory committee. This committee voted 14-12 to ban the drug in July 2009.

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