An analgesic NSAID used for acute pain management, which was withdrawn from the market following multiple reports of liver failure.


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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71) Following reports of liver failure among long-term users of the drug, Wyeth voluntarily withdrew Duract from the market.
And users of Rezulin, Baycol, Propulsid, Duract, and several drugs linked in hundreds of deaths before the drugs were "voluntarily" withdrawn by their manufacturers will likely encounter the same obstacle in states with shield laws.
The nonsteroidal inflammatory drug Duract, a Wyeth-Ayerst product, which was also known to cause liver damage, was approved although 19 similar drugs were already on the market.
For example, Duract, an effective short-term painkiller, proved dangerous when prescribed beyond 10 days, which doctors routinely did.
Wolfe: Raw milk, aspirin and Reye's Syndrome, tampons and toxic shock, Phenformin and lactic acidosis, Posicor and Duract are all instances where there was clear, unequivocal data at the FDA showing harm, but where the FDA failed to either ban a product or require necessary labeling.
Drugs withdrawn between September 1997 and June of last year were Redux, Pondimin and Duract, all marketed by American Home Products Corp.
The withdrawals included the obesity drug Redux, the analgesic Duract, and the cardiac drug Posicor, which were withdrawn from the market for safety reasons within a year of approval.
Matrixx Initiatives' Duract cough suppressant tablets qualifies as a demand brand in the category, in part because it offers long-lasting relief and in part because of its unique form for a cough product.
The eight drugs lately withdrawn were GlaxoSmithKline's Lotronex, for irritable bowel syndrome; American Home Products' Redux, a diet aid; the Bayer Corporation's Raxar, an antibiotic;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.
s Seldane, an allergy medication that was recalled in February 1988 amidst reports of heart problems when used with other drugs; and Wyeth-Ayerst's Duract and Roche Laboratories Inc.