Fentanyl, a highly addictive drug that is 80 times more potent than morphine. Now, the company that makes a Fentanyl-based painkiller called Fentora is warning doctors about the proper way to prescribe it, following the deaths of four people who took the drug. According to news reports there of those deaths were due to so-called “off-label” usage, meaning doctors prescribed the drug to treat ailments for which it is not approved. In two of the cases, patients were given Fentora as treatment for migraine headaches. In another, authorities’ determined the individual took Fentora without a prescription and ruled the death a suicide.
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