Recall of 18 lots of Fentanyl Transdermal System due to possible injury
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 12, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than people who suffer from Fentanyl severe adverse events. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
Insys Therapeutics launched Subsys (Fentanyl sublingual spray) for the management of persistent cancer pain, as published on March 27th, 2012 in the Pharmaceutical Business Review. Fentanyl is the generic name for an extremely potent synthetic narcotic drug for cancer patients and is commonly used in pre-procedures as a pain reliever as well as an anesthetic. In October 2010, Actavis Inc. announced a voluntary Fentanyl Recall of 18 lots of Fentanyl Transdermal System due to possible injury of active ingredients being released too fast.
According to court documents, on September 2nd 2011, the widower of a New York woman, Steven Shemelia filed a lawsuit (case no. 2:2011cv05559) at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas against Mylan, Inc., claiming that his wife, Patricia Shemelia, died as a result of using a Mylan Fentanyl patch. As mentioned in the lawsuit, Fentanyl is a painkiller at least “80 times more potent than morphine”.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of in case of Fentanyl severe adverse events, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat of severe adverse events from Fentanyl remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
After receiving reports of at least 120 deaths, the FDA issued in July 2005 the first warning on the risk of fentanyl patch overdose. In December 2007 the FDA issued the second warning stressing that the patch should only be prescribed to people who take regular and daily narcotic pain medication to deal with chronic pain.
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