Fentanyl over-prescribed according to new study

A NEW STUDY FINDS AS MANY AS *HALF* OF PATIENTS PRESCRIBED FENTANYL PAINKILLERS SHOULD *NEVER* HAVE RECEIVED THEM.
RESEARCHERS FROM JOHNS HOPKINS AND YALE SAY THE PAINKILLERS WERE APPROVED *ONLY* FOR ADULT CANCER PATIENTS WHO ALREADY HAVE AN OPIOID TOLERANCE.
THE STUDY ALSO SAYS THE F-D-A AND DRUG MANUFACTURERS *FAILED* TO REGULATE THE PAINKILLER, DESPITE AGREEING TO SAFEGUARDS AND BEING AWARE THEY WERE OVER- PRESCRIBED.
THE F-D-A SAYS IT “SHARES THE CONCERNS” ABOUT HOW FENTANYL IS PRESCRIBED, AND WHETHER SAFEGUARDS ARE WORKING.

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