Have you or a loved one suffered from a Fentanyl overdose due to a defective Fentanyl Pain Patch?
On February 12th, 2008, Johnson & Johnson recalled all 25- microgram-per-hour patches that expire on or before December 2009, sold in the U.S.
The recall includes Duragesic and Sandoz brands, both of which are manufactured by the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Alza Corporation. The recall occurred as a result of the potential for a cut along one side of the drug reservoir where Fentanyl is stored in gel form, causing a leak of the gel.
This recall, along with previous recalls have linked the Duragesic / Fentanyl Pain Patch to several defects that cause Fentanyl gel to leak out of the patch. The powerful painkiller Fentanyl is up to 100 times stronger than morphine. An overdose of the pain medication, potentially caused by these defective patches, has been linked to hundreds of deaths, which the FDA is currently investigating.
The Duragesic Fentanyl Pain Patch is indicated for the management of moderate to severe chronic pain (such as cancer pain, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or fibromyalgia) that cannot be managed with less powerful drugs. Approved by the U.S. Food &Drug Administration (FDA) in 1990, the patch releases Fentanyl, a strong opioid, through the skin at a fixed rate for 72 hours. There are several manufacturers of the Fentanyl Pain Patch, including Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, L.P.; Alza Corporation; Actavis South Atlantic, LLC; Sandoz; and Cephalon, Inc.
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If you or a loved one has suffered from a Duragesic / Fentanyl Pain Patch overdose, you should contact our Kansas City law office at 816-421-6868 or by e-mail. We provide a free, one-on- one consultation with an experienced attorney.