“Propoxyphene is the worst drug in history,” says Ulf Jonasson, doctor of public health from the Nordic School in Gothenburg, Sweden. “No drug has ever caused so many deaths.” Dr. Jonasson was one of the driving forces behind a campaign to pull propoxyphene-containing drugs from the United Kingdom, Sweeden and the entire European Union. Propoxyphene-containing drugs include the brands Darvon and Darvocet and had been marketed for the treatment of mild to moderate pain. Since its initial approval more than 50 years ago, propoxyphene had become one of the most prescribed painkillers in the world. But reports of serious problems associated ... Read More
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