1302, Southbridge, charged with possession of heroin, guilty, 19 days in the Worcester County House of Correction, with credit for 19 days served; possession of a Class B substance (Oxycodone), guilty, 1 year of supervised probation, random drug tests, drug evaluation and any recommended aftercare; possession to distribute Oxycodone, dismissed; possession of Darvon
, dismissed; and conspiracy to violate drug laws, dismissed.
I have prescribed Darvocet-N 100 and other Darvon compounds for moderate pain resulting from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other painful musculoskeletal and rheumatic disorders for many years with considerable success.
Unfortunately, there have not been any randomized, controlled (blinded) studies of efficacy with Darvon and congeners.
Propoxyphene, a milder narcotic analgesic than benzodiazepines, is used in treating mild to moderate pain, and is sold under trade names of Darvocet, Darvon
, Propacet, and Wygesic.
Mylan has also been granted clearance for propoxyphene HCl capsules USP, 65 mg, the generic version of aaiPharma's Darvon
Whether giving a Darvon pill to a healthy 65-year-old constitutes a mortal sin is left for the reader to decide.
Only four of the remaining drugs made the current best-seller list, and of these, only Darvon finished among the top 50.
and Darvocet (propoxyphene with acetaminophen) are the branded versions of propoxyphene, which is a schedule IV drug.
morphine, codeine, Vicodin, Darvon
, Percodan, other
These drugs included cocaine (including crack); opiates (including heroin, codeine, Demerol, Dilaudid, Darvon
, and Fentanyl); amphetamines (including methamphetamines and other stimulants such as Dexadrine); cannabis (including marijuana and hashish); sedatives (including Valium, Librium, barbiturates, and Quaaludes); and hallucinogens (including LSD and PCP).