The FDA announced in November 2010 that the Darvon, Darvocet, and their generic medication wree being withdrawn from the U.S. market. The painkillers were linked to serious heart risks that could result in sudden death.
The FDA received reports of the problems as early as 1978. Consumer groups began calling for the ban of the drug in 2006. The drugs were withdrawn in Europe in June 2009, but stayed on the market here. Finally the FDA removed the drug this past November.