Report: US Doctors Overprescribed Deadly Drug Fentanyl to Patients
|02/19/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Fentanyl, a highly dangerous painkiller at the heart of the U.S. opioid epidemic, has been overprescribed by doctors, according to a report Tuesday that accused health authorities and manufacturers of being too lax in their oversight.
The drug is a synthetic opioid up to 100 times more powerful than morphine and which is largely sold on the black market.
But it is prescribed in certain cases of cancer under what are supposed to be very tight restrictions, in the form of lozenges, lollipops or sprays under the tongue. It is supposed to be used only on cancer patients for read more >>>