An analgesic NSAID used for acute pain management, which was withdrawn from the market following multiple reports of liver failure.
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Bromfenac Pain medicine A prescription NSAID-analgesic similar in efficacy to ibuprofen that was 'pulled' from the market by its producer, Wyeth-Ayerst, when it was linked to fulminant liver failure, death or need for liver transplantation
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These include a pain killer (Duract); diet pills (Phen Fen and Redux); and a blood pressure medication (Posicor).
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The withdrawals included the obesity drug Redux, the analgesic Duract, and the cardiac drug Posicor, which were withdrawn from the market for safety reasons within a year of approval.
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The eight drugs lately withdrawn were GlaxoSmithKline's Lotronex, for irritable bowel syndrome; American Home Products' Redux, a diet aid; the Bayer Corporation's Raxar, an antibiotic; Pfizer's Trovan, also an antibiotic; Roche's Posicor, a blood-pressure medication; Wyeth-Ayerst's Duract, a painkiller; Warner-Lambert's Rezulin, a diabetes drug; and, this spring, Organon's Raplon, an anesthetic.