Monday, February 18, 2008

Fentanyl Patches Recalled by Manufacturers

I was prescribed Fentanyl patches several months ago, for chronic back pain. I took myself off them because they made me feel really doped up and depressed. I'm glad I did!

It has not been two months since fentanyl, a prescription patch used for moderate to severe pain, was last in the news. The manufacturer is now recalling all lots of 25 microgram/hour (mcg/hr) Duragesic CII patches, the brand form, and all generic lots (also 25 mcg/hr) with expiration dates of December 2009 or earlier from pharmacies in the US and

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