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Painkiller Darvon pulled off market

The maker of the painkiller Darvon is pulling the drug off the market under pressure from U.S. health officials who say it causes dangerous heart rhythms.

The Food and Drug Administration says the drugmaker Xanodyne will halt marketing of Darvon and related brand Darvocet. The FDA has also called on generic drugmakers to stop marketing low-cost versions of the drug. Get the full story »