Patients will need to be switched to a different analgesic now that propoxyphene (Darvon, etc) is being taken off the market

Patients will need to be switched to a different analgesic now that propoxyphene (Darvon, etc) is being taken off the market.

Many experts say it's about time.

Propoxyphene is a weak analgesic...propoxyphene plus acetaminophen (Darvocet, etc) usually doesn't work any better than acetaminophen alone.

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