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FDA requiring painkiller makers to add warning box

The FDA is going to require painkillers containing propoxyphene, the ingredient used in Darvon and Darvocet, to add a warning box to the label warning potential users of the potential for product liability overdose. In 2006, Public Citizen petitioned the FDA to ban all products containing propoxyphene. The FDA has denied that petition, stating that the benefits of the product in proper dosages outweigh the product risks.

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