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Fentanyl Recall – Actavis Recalls Some 25 mcg/hour Patches

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If you use a 25 mcg/hour fentanyl patch, you’ll want to check to see if it’s on this Actavis recall: Actavis identified one lot of 25 mcg/hour Fentanyl patch (Control/Lot # 30349) shipped to market that contained one patch that released its active ingredient faster than the approved specification in laboratory testing. An accelerated release… Continue Reading

Manufacturer of Fentanyl Patches Recalibrates Machines

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Watson makes a generic version of the Duragesic fentanyl patch using the reservoir design.  Like Alza, the company that makes Duragesic, Watson has had recalls due to defective patches. Watson Recalibrates Equipment After Fentanyl Patch Recall Watson Pharmaceuticals has adjusted calibration for a machine that manufactures its fentanyl transdermal patches after a small number of… Continue Reading

Documents Available From Duragesic Lawsuits

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At my new blog, www.findtherightduragesicfentanylpatchlawyer.com, I’ve posted a variety of documents from Duragesic lawsuits.  These lawsuits pertain only to the brand name Duragesic patch, or the Sandoz/Actavis generic patch, as it is made in the same factory. Duragesic Attorneys File Lawsuit In Missouri Against Sandoz Over Allegedly Defective Duragesic Pain Patch Attorneys File Duragesic Lawsuit… Continue Reading

New Documents From Fentanyl Lawsuits

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These documents pertain only to generic fentanyl patch lawsuits, not against the makers of the brand-name Duragesic patch. Mylan’s Lawyers Raise 29 Issues In Fentanyl Patch Lawsuit They left out the kitchen sink, surprisingly. Report Filed in Texas Fentanyl Lawsuit This report sets out the positions of the parties. Fentanyl lawyers file wrongful death lawsuit… Continue Reading

Mylan Changes Management After Damaging Report About Quality Control

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What's next in the saga of Mylan, the fentanyl patch manufacturer whose employees allegedly bypassed quality controls?  NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) – Mylan (MYL.O), the world's No. 3 generic drugmaker, said on Wednesday that it had reshuffled its management after a report on its quality controls sparked volatility in its share price. Heather Bresch,… Continue Reading

FDA Contradicts Mylan's Position Regarding Investigation

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Yesterday, I blogged about the allegations that Mylan employees knowingly bypassed safety procedures to boost production.  Today, there's another story worth blogging about: According to a press release issued by Mylan, the plant has been cleared of any problems by the Food & Drug Administration following a visit to the facility by agency officials on… Continue Reading

Did Mylan Employees Knowingly Release Defective Fentanyl Patches?

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When I read the following article this morning, the first question I had was whether these Mylan employees overrode quality control guidelines for the Mylan fentanyl patch: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Late this spring, Mylan Inc. took the unusual step of halting production at its sprawling generic drug manufacturing plant in Morgantown for an emergency meeting…. Continue Reading

New Fentanyl Patch Approved, But It Isn’t a Substitute for Duragesic

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This one is a mouth patch, and it isn’t supposed to be used as a substitute for the Duragesic patch or the other generic fentanyl patches. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday formally approved Onsolis, Raleigh-based BDSI's mouth patch that delivers the painkilling drug fentanyl to cancer patients suffering severe “breakthrough pain” that… Continue Reading

Duragesic Fentanyl Patch Sales Down

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Johnson & Johnson, the makers of the Duragesic fentanyl patch reported that sales for the patch are down 12.3% worldwide from this quarter last year. One has to wonder if all of the Duragesic recalls and bad press over the various lawsuits has eaten into sales.  Note that U.S. sales are down much more than global…. Continue Reading

Documents from Fentanyl & Duragesic Lawsuits Available as of July 15th, 2009

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 As I keep adding to the stockpile of documents produced in generic fentanyl patch lawsuits and Duragesic lawsuits, I’ll post a monthly update as to what’s available.  Here’s what I have posted so far: Copy of a fentanyl lawsuit filed against Mylan Pharmaceuticals in California. A deposition of Robert Gale, the inventor the Duragesic patch. … Continue Reading

Expert Report in Metoclopramide Lawsuit

Posted in Duragesic / Fentanyl, Reglan / Metoclopramide

The following expert report from Swicegood v. Pliva, Inc. explains how Metoclopramide (generic Reglan) can cause movement disorders, such as Tardive Dystonia and Tardive Dyskinesia. I noticed that Robert Gale is mentioned here as well.  He’s the inventor of the Duragesic fentanyl patch; I’m not yet sure what involvement he has with Reglan / Metaclopramide…. Continue Reading

Testimony of Mario Gonzalez in ALZA v. Mylan Fentanyl Patent Lawsuit

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Interesting information regarding the development of ALZA and Mylan’s patches. Technorati Tags: Duragesic,Fentanyl,Mylan MARIO A. GONZALEZ having first been duly sworn, was examined and testified as follows: COURTROOM deputy: Please take the stand, Dr. THE COURT: Good afternoon, Dr. THE WITNESS: Good afternoon, Your Honor. MS. DAVIS: should I proceed, Your Honor? THE COURT: Yes… Continue Reading

ALZA’s Lawsuit Against Mylan Over the Fentanyl Patch

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It will be interesting to scour the documents from the ALZA v. Mylan lawsuit to see if either company took positions that are inconsistent with their positions in the numerous fentanyl lawsuits both companies are facing.  Here’s a copy of ALZA’s lawsuit it filed in January of 2002 against Mylan. Technorati Tags: Mylan,AlZA,fentanyl,Duragesic

Fentanyl lawsuit filed prior to 2008 recall

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Here’s a fentanyl lawsuit that predates the 2008 recall.  In this case, the lawsuit was filed over a death that occurred in 2004.  I’m going to dig a little and see if I can find out how this Duragesic lawsuit turned out. Technorati Tags: Duragesic,Duragesic lawsuits,fentanyl,fentanyl lawsuit District Court Judge Guzman. COUNT I (Negligence: Janssen… Continue Reading

Deposition of ALZA Executive Regarding Manufacturing Process at Vacaville Duragesic Plant

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This deposition is of Sanjay Panda, an executive with ALZA.  During this Duragesic lawsuit, Panda testified as to how the Duragesic fentanyl patch is manufactured at the Vacaville Duragesic factory.  I believe I’ve already posted this in PDF format, but here it is in text format. Technorati Tags: Duragesic,Duragesic patch,fentanyl,fentanyl patch lawsuit,fentanyl lawsuit,Duragesic lawsuit THE… Continue Reading

Deposition of Chief Medical Examiner for Broward County in Duragesic Lawsuit

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Here’s the deposition of Dr. Joshua Perper, the Chief Medical Examiner for Broward County, Florida.  Because he works for the county, he wasn’t a witness for either the plaintiff or the defendant.  But read his deposition and decide for yourself which side his testimony helped more. Technorati Tags: Duragesic,Duragesic lawsuit,fentanyl,fentanyl lawsuit JOSHUA A. PERPER, M.D…. Continue Reading