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Pennsylvania family files wrongful death lawsuit against Actiq fentanyl lollipop manufacturers

October 10th, 2016

The family of a Pennsylvania man who died from an overdose caused by the fentanyl lollipop Actiq has filed a …

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Posted in Dangerous Drugs, Fentanyl, Fentanyl Pain Patch, HO&P Blog, News, Personal Injury, Pharmaceutical Liability, Products Liability |

Prescription painkiller monitoring laws may help curb epidemic of opioid overprescription, study suggests

June 22nd, 2016

A new study conducted by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College suggests that monitoring the number of painkiller prescriptions written …

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Posted in Consumer Protection, Dangerous Drugs, HO&P Blog, News, Opioid Painkillers, Pharmaceutical Liability, Product Liability, Products Liability |

FDA panel recommends overhaul of opioid painkillers physician education program to curb epidemic of deadly overdoses

May 24th, 2016

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has unanimously voted to recommend mandatory training for doctors who prescribe opioid painkillers …

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Posted in Consumer Protection, Dangerous Drugs, Fentanyl, HO&P Blog, Medical Malpractice, News, Opioid Painkillers, Pharmaceutical Liability, Pharmaceutical Liability |

CDC issues new guidelines for opioid painkiller prescriptions in response to decades-long epidemic of addiction and overdoses

March 18th, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) has issued the first national safety guidelines for physicians regarding prescriptions for …

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Posted in Consumer Protection, Dangerous Drugs, Fentanyl, HO&P Blog, News, Opioid Painkillers, Pharmaceutical Liability |