FDA announces New Safety Measures for Duragesic (Transdermal Fentanyl)
2012-07-17 · By Editor
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than people who suffer from Fentanyl Patch adverse events. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
On July 9th, 2012 the US FDA announced new safety measures for a class of opioid medications, including Duragesic (transdermal Fentanyl). Opioids, when prescribed by physicians to patients who should not receive them, or when used improperly or for recreational purposes, can cause serious harm, including overdose and death. Fentanyl (brand names Duragesic, Onsolis and others) is a potent synthetic narcotic analgesic used to treat breakthrough cancer pain and is commonly used in pre-procedures as a pain reliever as well as an anesthetic. “When too much is taken, the risk of overdose is serious and it can cause death,” says Sharon Hertz, M.D., deputy director of FDA’s Division of Anesthesia, Analgesia and Addiction Products.
According to court documents, on June 19th, 2012, Tracy King filed a wrongful death claim at Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court (case no. 120602334) alleging that her sister’s death was caused by a Fentanyl pain patch. In the complaint she claims that her sister died in June 2010 and the cause of death was Fentanyl toxicity.
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 severe adverse events from Fentanyl, 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 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.”
On April 18th 2012, the US FDA reminded patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals of the importance of appropriate storage, use, application, and disposal of Fentanyl patches (including Duragesic and generic products) to prevent potential life-threatening harm from accidental exposure to the active ingredient, Fentanyl.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Fentanyl lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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