Duract, an analgesic drug used for short-term pain management, was recalled from the market in June 1998 after reports of severe liver damage. Duract is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that was approved in 1997 for its ability to alleviate pain.
In initial tests, Duract was found to raise liver enzyme levels. For this reason, manufacturer, Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, indicated the Duract should not be used for more than 10 days. Unfortunately, this warning was not always heeded, and a number of cases of liver failure associated with long term use of Duract (more than 10 days) emerged. Little changed, when the FDA added a black box warning to Duract's label. In fact, more deaths and transplant cases from long term use were reported. As a result, Wyeth-Ayerst pulled Duract from the market.
If you have been harmed by taking Duract for more than 10 days, you may be eligible for compensation. Please contact us today.