Patients who need pain medication can receive such treatment in a variety of ways. Pills and injections are perhaps the most common means of administering pain relief, but pain patches containing the drug fentanyl are also widely used. Fentanyl is significantly stronger than morphine, so it’s no wonder that it takes a careful patch design to ensure that patients don’t overdose.
But a woman recently filed a lawsuit against two pharmaceutical companies that she says are responsible for her husband’s fentanyl-related death. The lawsuit names Alza Corporation and Janssen Pharmaceuticals as defendants, and Minnesotans with pain medicine concerns will be interested in the details of the case.