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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 issues black box warning about addiction, overdose risks of opioid painkillers

March 28th, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration has announced that it will require the manufacturers of prescription opioid painkillers to add a …

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

Nine in 10 opioid overdose victims receive additional painkiller prescriptions, often from the same physician, study finds

January 11th, 2016

A shocking new study has found that more than nine out of 10 patients who suffered a non-fatal opioid overdose …

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

Stanford researchers say epidemic of opioid painkillers overprescription not caused solely by ‘pill mills’

December 21st, 2015

A new study has found that the majority of U.S. general practitioners are responsible for the epidemic of opioid painkiller …

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