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Posted on July 7th, 2009,
by Zane Cagle

Fentanyl Patch overdose leads to wrongful death lawsuit

Posted on July 7th, 2009 by Zane Cagle

Mylan Laboratories faces a wrongful death lawsuit this month for a man who died of an overdose from a fentanyl patch. The wrongful death suit was filed by the man’s family, who alleged that the Mylan’s generic version of the pain relieving patch contained a lethal dose of the drug and not the FDA approved controlled dose. Fentanyl patches are designed to deliver a constant, controlled dose of the opiate through the skin. Unfortunately, many problems have been associated with patch products, including more than 120 deaths. As a result, the FDA released warnings in 2005 to doctors and patients, warning them about the risks of the painkiller. For Johnson & Johnson, the current suit is only one of at least 60 fentanyl patch claims against the company in the last year, all of which were won by the plaintiffs.

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