Generic Version Of J&J Pain Patches Recalled

Law360, New York (February 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Another batch of patches containing the strong painkiller fentanyl has been pulled from store shelves over concerns that a design flaw could lead to a fatal overdose in patients or caregivers.

Actavis South Atlantic LLC, formerly known as Abrika Pharmaceuticals Inc., voluntarily recalled on Monday its generic pain-treatment patches sold in the United States, just days after a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary yanked its Duragesic patches off the market.

The company said the prescription patches were recalled as a precaution due to a fold-over defect that...
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