From the April 1980 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Watch Those Prescriptions!

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--The federal Health Protection Branch has launched a complete reassessment of the status of the painkiller Darvon, following a request by provincial coroners that the analgesic be placed on the restricted drug list.

A major problem is that heavy alcohol users who also take Darvon (propoxyphene) find themselves unintentionally facing a fatal Darvon overdose, due to the combined...

-- Jeff Carruthers