A Virginia Fentora lawsuit has uncovered the truth about Cephalon’s drug trials. The Virginia Attorney General’s Office and Consumer Protection Section investigated the drug trials under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, which also applies to Fentora. The Virginia AG’s investigation found that while 69 percent of patients took the same strength of Fentora as the drug’s makers, only 34 of them completed the trials. Most of them were forced to leave the trial early for various reasons, including non-compliance, illness, or their own choice.
Teva/Cephalon’s false and misleading claims about the efficacy and safety of fentanyl
Teva/Cephalon are accused of orchestrating decades of cover-up efforts to make fentanyl a routine pain management drug, even though the drug has an alarming risk of abuse, addiction, and death. Their marketing efforts and deceptive promotional practices have harmed patients, communities, and Virginians. They will be held accountable under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act.
The Actiq patent expired in 2006. The FDA was worried about the risks of overdoses caused by Actiq, and it required the drug’s manufacturer to adhere to a rigorous risk management program. Actiq’s manufacturer, however, violated FDA regulations by promoting the drug in ways that violated its approval. The manufacturer, Teva, subsequently retracted the product from the market and admitted to violating FDA regulations.
If you are taking Fentora, you should be aware of the side effects it may cause. This drug may cause breathing problems, especially if you have severe obstructive lung disease. You should also use caution when taking Fentora if you have any of the other conditions listed below. Moreover, you should consult your doctor before taking Fentora, because it can cause severe constipation and may require medical attention.
As with any medication, Fentora can cause adverse reactions. In clinical trials, about 10% of the patients who received the drug reported adverse events. These included bleeding, pain, and ulceration at the site of application. Most of the time, these reactions were self-limiting and only 2% of patients discontinued the treatment due to them. The study included both open-label and double-blind studies. Some patients developed allergic reactions, while others developed respiratory depression.
Addiction to fentanyl
Addiction to fentanyl lawsuit has been filed against Insys Therapeutics, Inc., the maker of Subsys, an extremely addictive fentanyl drug. Though Subsys was approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat excruciating breakthrough pain caused by cancer, the company recklessly marketed it to a wider population, violating federal laws by downplaying the risks of addiction.
A recent settlement between major drug distributors and the pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson would release billions of dollars to battle the nation’s opioid crisis. Under the terms of the settlement, these companies would agree to release their biggest liability and agree not to file any more lawsuits. The money would go to addiction treatment, prevention services, and other steep expenses associated with the epidemic. However, the lawsuit still has several hurdles to overcome.
Clinical trials went worse than Cephalon disclosed
A lawsuit alleges that the company’s clinical trials of the opioid pain medication Fentora went worse than what the drug’s maker originally revealed. The company allegedly included patients with clear signs of opioid addiction, but failed to classify those patients as “high-risk.” Cephalon said the studies had “typical” side effects. Yet, the lawsuit claims that Cephalon did not provide enough information to prevent the deaths of thousands of Americans each year.
In addition to overdoses, the company reported that 35 people had their opioids stolen. Several patients dropped out of the study without returning any of their tablets. Overall, more than 8,000 tablets of Fentora were stolen from five study centers. Cephalon is currently reviewing the data to determine whether the drug should continue to be used in clinical trials. In the meantime, the company continues to develop its new drug in the hope of bringing relief to many people who suffer from chronic pain.
Stolen tablets from study centers
The company Cephalon faces a lawsuit over the theft of the opioid painkiller Fentora from study centers, which are the source of the drug’s unauthorized distribution. In 2007, the F.D.A. rejected an application by Cephalon to expand the use of Fentora for cancer pain. The lawsuit also cites evidence that some Fentora tablets were stolen from study centers. The company, which manufactures prescription painkillers, claims that the pills were taken out of patients’ lockers and used to sell Fentora. This failure has led to an ongoing opioid epidemic, which claims the drugs are contributing to the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans each year.
According to the lawsuit, Cephalon knew about the widespread abuse of Actiq and Fentora among study subjects during clinical trials but failed to take any action. The company did not significantly change its practices after it acquired Cephalon in 2011. It did not even acknowledge the problems it had created in the field of drug promotion. Even more concerning is the fact that the drug maker, which was later acquired by Teva, did not make any substantial changes to its practices.