Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 10, 2007
LegalView.com, a complete source for everything legal on the web, would like to announce that readers can now find important information regarding a prescription drugs that have been shown to be potentially hazardous to patients, Fentora. While the drug itself is not dangerous, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a Public Health Advisory on September 26, 2007 concerning a growing trend of improper dosages and even worse, patients being prescribed the medication for whom it was never intended, with the potential of causing serious life threatening side effects. By consulting LegalView's Fentora Information portal, located at http://fentora.legalview.com/, readers can gain valuable information about the important safety considerations involved with taking this drug.
Fentora is a pain-relief medication that contains Fentanyl Buccal. This medication is used to treat moderate-to-severe sudden (breakthrough) cancer pain in those patients who may have become opioid-tolerant. In September 2007, the FDA urged Cephalon, the manufacturer of Fentora, issued two "Dear Healthcare Professional Letters" to inform prescribers and other healthcare providers of important safety information regarding Fentora. Fentora is indicated only for the management of breakthrough pain in patients with cancer who are already receiving, and who are tolerant to, opioid therapy for their underlying persistent cancer pain. Serious adverse events, including deaths, have occurred in patients treated with Fentora. These deaths occurred as a result of improper patient selection (e.g., use in opioid non-tolerant patients), improper dosing, and/or improper product substitution. The healthcare professional letters provide key points regarding appropriate patient selection and proper dosing and administration of Fentora to reduce the risk of respiratory depression and death. Anyone who has concerns about taking Fentora can consult the LegalView Fentora resource to better understand the drug's potential dangers, or to be put in touch with a Fentora attorney.
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