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Fentanyl Patch Kills Tot, Fentanyl Lawsuit Launched

Fentanyl Patch Kills Tot, Fentanyl Lawsuit Launched August 18, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Deerfield, WI "He was just being a little boy." The pained words of a mother lamenting the needless loss of her two-year-old son to the cruelty of a fentanyl patch that had fallen into the wrong hands. Fentanyl patches contain a powerful narcotic designed to ease intense and chronic pain. But they have to be handled with kid gloves, because fentanyl patches can kill.
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Lawsuit Filed Against Fentanyl Patch Maker

Lawsuit Filed Against Fentanyl Patch Maker July 6, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Philadelphia, PA Another lawsuit has been filed against the maker of a fentanyl pain patch alleging the patch was dangerous and caused the death of a woman. The wrongful death lawsuit, filed by the deceased's sister, was filed against the makers of fentanyl patches, including Alza Corp., Sandoz Inc and Novartis. Fentanyl, sold under the Duragesic pain patch brand name, is a highly potent painkiller that has been linked to other deaths.
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Duragesic Fentanyl Patches Could Put Patients At Risk

Duragesic Fentanyl Patches Could Put Patients At Risk June 8, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Fort Worth, TX For patients dealing with severe, debilitating pain, the Duragesic patch may be their only hope. After all, the fentanyl Duragesic patch is meant to be used in patients who are tolerant to other pain medications and who have chronic pain. In such cases, the strength of fentanyl may be warranted to help patients cope. But the fentanyl patches are so strong that they can be deadly if used incorrectly or if they get into the wrong hands.
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The Hidden Dangers of Fentanyl Patches: FDA

The Hidden Dangers of Fentanyl Patches: FDA May 1, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DCDuragesic Fentanyl isn't often in the news—but it was last month by way of an advisory from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a warning to parents regarding the risks that fentanyl can pose to children.
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Fatal Fentanyl Flaws

Fatal Fentanyl Flaws April 15, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA With officials warning about the dangers of Duragesic side effects, specifically the risk of Duragesic fentanyl overdose, questions are being asked about the safety of fentanyl patches. The pain patches, which experts say are far more powerful than morphine, have been linked to accidental deaths and wrongful death lawsuits after patients were exposed to too much of the active ingredient.
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Another Fentanyl Lawsuit Filed

Another Fentanyl Lawsuit Filed March 20, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Pittsburgh, PA Another fentanyl lawsuit alleging a patient died after being prescribed fentanyl patches has been filed. The lawsuit claims the fentanyl product—often sold in a Duragesic patch—was defective, leading to the patient's death.
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Duragesic Death Lawsuit Launched in Utah

Duragesic Death Lawsuit Launched in Utah February 19, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Park City, UTDuragesic Fentanyl was designed for the patient who is besieged with chronic pain. For such a patient, for whom there is little relief found elsewhere, Fentanyl patches are a godsend. But they can also kill, and have, according to a recent Duragesic lawsuit.
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Fentanyl Side Effects Fatal for Some

Fentanyl Side Effects Fatal for Some January 5, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Dallas, TX When it comes to issues such as Duragesic side effects, many patients are probably aware of the risks associated with certain medication interactions. Some medications cannot be taken at the same time without a risk of serious consequences. But patients may not be aware about risks associated with certain behaviors when they use a Duragesic patch. The risks associated with fentanyl patches could be life threatening, and common behaviors can cause such fatal side effects.
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Lawsuits Filed against Makers of Fentanyl Patches

Lawsuits Filed against Makers of Fentanyl Patches December 3, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
New York, NY Fentanyl lawsuits have been filed against the makers of fentanyl patches, alleging the patches are responsible for the death and injury of loved ones. Although the fentanyl patches—sometimes sold under the Duragesic patch brand—are used to treat pain, they are very strong medications and some serious fentanyl side effects have been reported.
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Fentanyl Patches Targeted in Several Drug-Related Deaths

Fentanyl Patches Targeted in Several Drug-Related Deaths October 20, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Galena, MO A Reeds Spring, Missouri man was arrested and has been charged with distributing Fentanyl patches that were allegedly involved in the deaths of two local men, according to the Springfield News-Leader.
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