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Archive for March, 2014

Fentanyl lawsuits not necessarily pre-empted under Michigan law, court rules

Monday, March 24th, 2014

The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that lawsuits against manufacturers of the fentanyl pain patch are not necessarily pre-empted under a state law which bars lawsuits against “drug” manufacturers. According to the appeals court ruling, these lawsuits may be allowed to go forward depending on whether the fentanyl pain patch is defined as a “combination” product, rather than a “drug.” (more…)

Hawaii family files fentanyl lawsuit against doctor, pharmacy over woman’s overdose death

Friday, March 21st, 2014

A family in Hawaii has filed a lawsuit against a doctor who prescribed the fentanyl pain patch to his wife to treat chronic pain and the pharmacy that filled her prescription. The lawsuit alleges that Andrea Benedi-Wells was improperly given the fentanyl patch by her doctor, Jason Florimonte, her pharmacy, Long’s Drugs, and her pharmacist, Catherine Lau, despite the fact that she should not have been using fentanyl because of other medications she was taking and because she was not sufficiently opioid tolerant. According to a report by the Honolulu medical examiner, Benedi-Wells died from the combined effects of fentanyl and Tramadol, another painkiller that she was prescribed. (more…)