FDA Warns Consumers About Pain Drug

Law360, New York (September 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a public health notice Wednesday that warned health care professionals and consumers about the dangers of Cephalon Inc.'s pain drug Fentora.

According to the FDA, there have been recent reports of deaths and other severe effects resulting from improper selection of patients, improper dosing and improper product substitution.

Fentora is only supposed to be used for the treatment of breakthrough pain in cancer patients, and patients must be under a doctor's care when taking the drug. Fentora must also...
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