R. W. BOYLE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; C. E. SOLOMONSON, M.D.; J. R. PETERSEN, M.D.
Pain is the symptom for which people most often seek medical attention. The relief of pain resulting from nonprogressive chronic illness has been difficult, since the agents most effective in the relief of such pain have in common the most undesirable side-effect, that of addiction. The search for an effective, non-narcotic analgesic has been stimulated by a need for an agent efficacious in the relief of chronic pain, yet free from the disadvantages of the opiates and their derivatives.
Recently a new analgesic agent, dextropropoxyphene hydrochloride (Darvon),‡ has been introduced for use by the medical profession. Clinical trials have indicated
BOYLE RW, SOLOMONSON CE, PETERSEN JR. ANALGESIC EFFECT OF DEXTROPROPOXYPHENE HYDROCHLORIDE IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROMES*†. Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:195–200. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-52-1-195
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