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Posts Tagged ‘oxycodone’

Kentucky doctor gets prison sentence for fentanyl, opioid prescriptions that led to fatal overdoses

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

A Kentucky doctor will spend one year in federal prison after pleading guilty to illegally prescribing fentanyl and other opioid painkillers to her patients. Several of the patients who inappropriately received prescription painkillers from Clella Louise Hayes later died from overdoses caused by the drugs. (more…)

Fentanyl prescriptions to nursing home patients may create fatal overdose risks, study suggests

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) found that the fentanyl pain patch was the most commonly administered long acting opioid prescribed to opioid naïve nursing home patients. Because fentanyl is only intended for patients with chronic pain who have already developed opioid tolerance, the findings of this study suggest that nursing home patients may be at risk as a result of these inappropriate prescribing practices. (more…)

Nearly three-quarters of fentanyl patch prescriptions issued in violation of FDA guidelines, new study finds

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that nearly three-quarters of fentanyl pain patch prescriptions are issued to patients who had not previously been treated with opioid medications, putting them at risk of suffering a potentially fatal overdose. Food and Drug Administration regulations require doctors to prescribe the fentanyl patch only to patients who are opioid tolerant due to previous treatment with painkiller medications in order to reduce the risk of overdose. (more…)

Military veterans treated with opioid painkiller may face increased risk of fentanyl, heroin abuse

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Health experts say that increases in the use of prescription painkillers by soldiers and military veterans may increase their risk of turning to powerful opioids such as fentanyl. Increases in the number of injured soldiers due to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a nationwide increase in the rate of opioid painkiller prescriptions, could place troops at risk of fentanyl abuse or overdose. (more…)