Overdose and Death Linked to Fentora
Manufactured by Cephalon, Fentora is a popular painkiller prescribed for cancer patients in extreme pain. The Drug Enforcement Administration categorizes Fentora as a Schedule II substance. Fentora is only approved for cancer patients that do not receive significant pain relief from morphine or other strong painkillers. However, reports have shown that Fentora was prescribed for off-label use, meaning it was used to treat a non-approved medical condition.
Though the drug is meant to only be used in cancer patients, doctors have prescribed Fentora for back pain, migraines and headaches. While this off-label use is not illegal, the manufacturer cannot market the drug for these uses. Still, the FDA has reported that patients who should not have received Fentora have died and many were prescribed incorrect doses. Many blame Cephalon for inadequately warning of the risk of overdose and death.
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