torsdag 23 augusti 2012

Letter to: Central Drugs Standard Control Organization in India

Dear Sirs,

About Dextropropoxyphene:

During the years 2006-2010 the total consumption of the substance Dextropropoxypehene (DXP) in India was 566 574 kg, that is 113 314 kg/year. The consumption i USA during these years ( 2006 - 2010)  was 358 163 kg, that is 71 633 kg per year.

The worldconsumption during these years was 260 718 kg a year. The worldconsumption 2010 was 214 861 kg, and the consumption in India was the same year 134 766 kg. As a matter of fact, the consumption in India was 63 % of the world consumption the year 2010. These figures are really alarming.

The figures are from INCB, The International Narcotic Control Board in Vienna, the report is here :

pages 219 for India, 235 for US and 237 for the worldconsumption

We have worked with the substance dextropropoxyphene (DXP) since 1994, we wrote eight scientific artilces about DXP and we wrote and defended two doctorial dissertations, 2000 and 2001. Se further our CV

Our scientic articles are here:

and my Tweets are here; 

We have worked since 1994 to stop the painkiller Darvon – containing propoxyphene – in US. Now it is done.
Who were responsible for the Darvon disaster during 45 years? Of course it was Eli Lilly. Go to
“Darvon and Darvocet trials will be bigger than Vioxx”, predicts Dr Ulf Jonasson –
Are we actually the Whistleblowers about banning Darvon?  Judge for yourselves.
Eli Lilly has the moral responsibility for 100 000 deaths caused by Darvon since 1957. Time to pay
We are just two Davids against the Goliaths, “Big Pharma” is the enemy and we are winning the battle.
Methadone kills lots of people, dextropropoxyphene kills even more, go to  and
Thousands have sued Eli Lilly et al. about the danger of Darvon and Darvocet -  -
Hundreds of trials – about the painkillers Darvon and Darvocet - will soon start in Lexington, Kentucky,
My tweets are worth studying, no one has studied Darvon and Darvocet as comprehensive as we have, 
My tweets are about the dangers with the painkilling substance (Dextro) Propoxyphene- Darvon, Darvocet et al.
Here you will find our scientific papers on (Dextro) Propoxyphene. (Darvon – Darvocet)
Restrictions on the prescribing of Propoxyphene – effects on sales and cases of fatal poisoning in Sweden 
I have been in journalism 50 years - in research 20 - now the big thing is how Eli Lilly will be sued
My question is; How is India dealing with this GREAT problem? 
Our reserach are about the years 1992-1999, during these years the yearly consumption in Sweden was ca 2 400 kg and these figure caused 200 fatalities every year.
The averge consumption in India  113 314 kg/year. How many fatalities could this be?
As we show in our CV´s, we wrote two doctorial dissertation about that
We do look forward to hear from you
Kind regards
Ulf Jonasson, Doctor in Public Health and Birgitta Jonasson, PhD
Ulf Jonasson
Doctor in Public Health (DrPH) and Journalist
Lövdalsvägen 5, SE-640 20 Björkvik, Sweden
Phone:+46(0)155 714 55 Cellphone:+46(0)730 23 26 00

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