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Prince’s family files wrongful death lawsuit against Walgreens, Illinois hospital over 2016 opioid overdose

Friday, May 11th, 2018

The family of the musician Prince has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Walgreens pharmacy and the Illinois hospital where the singer was treated for an opioid overdose one week before his death. Prince died in April 2016 of an overdose caused by the powerful opioid painkiller fentanyl. (more…)

New Jersey files lawsuit against Insys over Subsys fentanyl spray fraud and false claims

Friday, November 17th, 2017

The state of New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against Insys over the fentanyl spray Subsys. The lawsuit alleges that Subsys caused the death of a New Jersey woman who was prescribed the opioid drug and put the lives of hundreds of other residents at risk. (more…)

Pennsylvania pharmacy faces lawsuit over deadly fentanyl pain patch overdose

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

A Pennsylvania pharmacy is facing a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a man who died from a fentanyl overdose. Dale Albert filed a lawsuit against Sheeley’s Drug Store in Scranton, Pennsylvania after his son, Cody, died of an overdose from a fentanyl pain patch that was given to him by Zachary Ross, who had improperly obtained pain patches from Sheeley’s that were intended for his mother. (more…)

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…)

Insys agrees to $2.9 million settlement in lawsuit over Subsys fentanyl spray marketing

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Insys Therapeutics – the manufacturer of the prescription fentanyl sublingual spray Subsys – has agreed to pay $2.9 million to settle a lawsuit filed in New Hampshire over the company’s marketing of the drug. The lawsuit, which was filed against Insys by the New Hampshire attorney general, accused Insys of aggressively marketing the fentanyl spray to New Hampshire residents. (more…)

Teva and Cephalon face wrongful death lawsuit over marketing of Actiq fentanyl lollipop

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

The family of a Pennsylvania man who died of an opioid overdose has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of the fentanyl lollipop Actiq. The lawsuit alleges that Joey Caltagirone died from an overdose after he became addicted to Actiq and other opioid medications. (more…)

Donation by fentanyl maker Insys to opponents of Arizona marijuana legalization law sparks criticism

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Supporters of a proposed Arizona law that would decriminalize marijuana use have criticized a recent donation by Insys Therapeutics – the manufacturer of the fentanyl sublingual spray Subsys – to a group campaigning against the law. Critics say that a $500,000 donation from Insys to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy (ARDP) was made in an effort to boost a recently approved drug manufactured by the company based on a synthetic version of the active ingredient in marijuana. (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…)

Summer temperatures may increase patients’ risk of a fentanyl overdose, experts warn

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Patients using the fentanyl pain patch or other prescription painkillers may face a greater risk of overdose or other side effects as a result of increased heat during the summer months, a Wisconsin physician is warning the public. Dr. Chris Eberlein—a physician at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin—says that patients using fentanyl or other opioid painkillers should exercise caution during warmer months in order to reduce their risk of an accidental overdose caused by extreme temperatures. (more…)

North Carolina hospital faces fentanyl lawsuit over patient incapacitated from pain patch overdose

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

A lawsuit filed on behalf of a North Carolina woman who was incapacitated after being treated with the powerful opioid painkiller fentanyl alleges that the woman was wrongfully administered the drug while being treated at a local hospital. Dorothy Juanita Phillips died 18 months after she was treated with the fentanyl pain patch at the Alamance Health Care Center in Burlington, North Carolina. (more…)