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Posts Tagged ‘fentanyl’

Researchers working to develop fentanyl vaccine to prevent fatal opioid overdoses

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute are working on a vaccine that could help to prevent overdoses and addiction involving the powerful opioid painkiller fentanyl. Scripps researchers say that they recently completed successful preclinical trials for the fentanyl vaccine and are working to develop a vaccine that could be used to treat patients who suffer fentanyl overdoses or other complications from the drug. (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…)

Family of man killed by combined fentanyl-midazolam overdose files wrongful death, malpractice lawsuit

Monday, April 6th, 2015

The wife of a Wisconsin man who died during a routine endoscopy after he allegedly was given excessive doses of the sedatives fentanyl and midazolam has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the clinic that performed the procedure. Travis Disch died in 2013 from a brain injury caused by lack of oxygen after he was given allegedly fatal doses of fentanyl and midazolam during an upper endoscopy at the St. Mary’s and Dean Outpatient Center in Madison, Wisconsin. (more…)

Improperly discarded fentanyl pain patches pose fatal overdose risk for children, health officials warn

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Health officials in Great Britain have issued a warning about the risk of deadly overdose from accidental exposure to the fentanyl pain patch. In particular, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) warned about the risk of an accidental fentanyl overdose among children whose parents or caretakers use the pain patch. (more…)

Subsys fentanyl spray manufacturer under investigation for alleged off-label marketing

Friday, June 6th, 2014

The drugmaker Insys Therapeutics is under investigation for violation of federal laws relating to the off-label promotion of the fentanyl spray Subsys and other pharmaceutical products. Officials contend that Insys may have aggressively promoted Subsys to physicians for off-label use despite the fact that such marketing is prohibited under federal law. (more…)

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…)

Chicago officials weighing lawsuit against fentanyl patch manufacturer

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

The city of Chicago is planning a lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the Duragesic pain patch, and several other makers of opioid painkiller drugs. The Duragesic patch is a generic version of the fentanyl pain patch, which is also manufactured by several different companies. (more…)

Opioid painkillers such as fentanyl now given to half of all hospital patients, study reveals

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

A new study has found that more than half of non-surgical hospital patients are given powerful opioid painkillers such as fentanyl. The widespread use of these drugs raises concerns about the increased risk of addiction and overdose faced by patients who are given these powerful medications by doctors and hospitals. (more…)

FDA calls for updated fentanyl warning labels in response to childrens’ accidental overdose deaths

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration announced that it has ordered drugmakers to issue a new, more easily visible warning label for all fentanyl products. The new fentanyl warning labels were prompted by the deaths of two children who were accidentally exposed to the pain patch. (more…)