Fentora

Fentora, made by Cephalon Inc., is a tablet form of fentanyl that has been linked to an alarming number of overdoses in the United States. Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opiate that is prescribed as a pain reliever in patients suffering severe pain, such as cancer patients or those that have recently undergone surgery. Fentanyl is highly addictive and more potent than either oxycodone or morphine. It is generally prescribed when other pain relief medications have proven ineffective. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 1,000 deaths have resulted from fentanyl overdoses in the United States alone. In 2005, over 22,000 overdoses were reported. Inadequate warning labels on Fentora packaging, as well as negligent dosing instructions and marketing practices, may give rise to manufacturer liability for injuries suffered by users of Fentora.