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FDA Warns on Fentora Side Effects

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By Admin on September 28, 2007 8:15 AM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers and healthcare professionals on dangerous side effects associated with use of the cancer drug Fentora. FDA states that most recent adverse events and deaths associated with use of Fentora were caused by improper patient selection, incorrect dosing, and inappropriate substitution of Fentora for other pain medications. Fentora is used only for treatment of "breakthrough pain" in cancer patients, meaning intense increases in pain that occur with rapid onset. Earlier this month, Fentora manufacturer Cephalon Inc. issued warning letters to healthcare professionals on the dangers of incorrect administration of Fentora.