Not one single researcher in the world – except us – has made any reasonable estimates on how many fatalities the substance Propoxyphene (Darvon & Darvocet) – have caused during the years the drug was available in US from 1957 – 2010.
I think the main reason for that is that these potential researchers do not have any knowledge of how they should do. At least nobody else has presented good data about fatalities during the last 20 years - not before that either.
Hereby I share some interesting links with these people that are interested in our findings. We have data both from the US and from Europe
1.Data from The National Board of Forensic Medicine (Sweden) http://bit.ly/piOQAs
2.Data from INCB - (International Narcotic Control Board, in Vienna, Austria – consumption figures about DXP during the years 1982- 2010. http://bit.ly/SFIIop
3.Data from DrugTopics, we used data from Top 200 Generic Drug by Prescriptions from the years 2000 – 2000 in US - about Propoxyphene. http://bit.ly/19f5w8H
4.Data from Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) in Florida. We used data from Drug identified in Deceased Persons by Florida Medical Examines. (US) http://bit.ly/1dUEXDA
5.Data from Los Angeles County Department Coroner Annual Report 2009 – 2010 (US) http://bit.ly/1e9RtDW and http://bit.ly/1jMRzBe
Can anyone tell me why American researchers haven´t done anything to get and analyze these data?
If they did, they would have gotten an idea of the numbers of fatalities the substance Propoxyphene caused the American Society and the rest of the world during the years 1957 – 2010. (There are still fatalities in the US because some people got the drug on license – and the drug kills even then, you know. Some people could also have old pills still at home.
Why didn´t the American society do anything? Some people somewhere must have been aware of the terrible impact the drug led to – hundreds of thousands fatalities just in the US.
In my next blog I will show you some data about how many fatalities Propoxyphene could have causes during the 53 years it was available in US.