In fact, Public Citizen petitioned the FDA to ban the drug in 1978 and again in 2006, after state medical examiners reports attributed thousands of deaths to the drug. The FDA ignored the precautionary principle and did not agree to pull the drug but, instead said they would use a bolder warning label about the risk of overdosing.
The UK and Europe banned the drug in 2005. Why didn't the FDA take the deadly data seriously enough to save some lives in the US? Are we going to have to become our own watchdogs and research drugs our doctors prescribe us, before taking them? How do patient's currently taking Darvocet feel about the FDA's careless neglect?
2010 Camille Petra - Gather.com
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