National Press Club

Darvon, Darvocet are fatal drugs

Darvon, Darvocet are fatal drugs

September 10, 2013 10:00 AM

Location: Bloomberg Room

Darvon, Darvocet are fatal drugs
For the first time ever, one researcher will present – and estimate - the number of fatal poisonings in the United States due to the drugs Darvon and Darvocet - which contains the substance Propoxy-phene.
We have got these data from a number of databases in several countries and are now able to present startling data.
Eli Lilly introduced the drug in the U.S. in 1957 and it became a best-selling drug over the years. Hardly any painkillers have caused so many deadly poisonings as these have done and it took a very long time – to 2010 – before the drug was banned. Now the drug is banned all over the world.
If you wonder how many fatalities the drug caused during all these years, we will give you some answers.....
Two Swedish researchers – Drs Ulf & Birgitta Jonasson - have worked 20 year to stop the drug, and now it is done. Ulf Jonasson - Doctor in Public Health - will now present these amazing results at the National Press Club.
How many fatal poisonings can Darvon/Darvocet have caused in the US over the years 1982 - 2010? (29 years). Darvon is an opioid, related to Methadone. During the years 2000-2010 there were 244 828 000 prescriptions of the substance in USA. The consumption in kg during the same time was 923 635 kg.
The inhabitants in US consumed 80% of all painkillers in the world during one year, and US has 4,5% of all inhabitants in the wold. How could that be possible?
Hundreds of trails will soon start in Kentucky…..
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