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Hissey Kientz, LLP Warns Duragesic Patch Users about Potential Health Risks of Fentanyl Overdose
Date:8/19/2009

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is urging the manufacturers of the fentanyl or Duragesic pain patches to address recurring problems with their products that could lead to a potentially fatal overdose. Because of its high potency, patients who receive too much of the medication in the pain patch are at an increased risk of a fentanyl overdose. Watson Pharmaceuticals recalled one lot of its fentanyl patches on August 7, 2009. The patches were recalled because a number of them have been leaking fentanyl gel.

(Vocus) August 18, 2009 -- The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is urging the manufacturers of the fentanyl or Duragesic pain patches to address recurring problems with their products that could lead to a potentially fatal overdose. Fentanyl or Duragesic patches have been recalled on at least six occasions since 2004 because of manufacturing defects.

On August 7, 2009, Watson Pharmaceuticals recalled Lot Number 145287A of its 100 mcg/hr fentanyl patches. The recalled patches were shipped between April 2 and May 20, 2009 and expire in February 2011.

Watson’s patches use the “reservoir design” in which a reservoir of fentanyl gel is used to deliver pain medication. The patches were recalled because a number of them have been leaking fentanyl gel.

“This isn’t the first time reservoir design patches have been recalled due to leakage. How many more recalls must there be before manufacturers abandon this dangerous d
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