Pain Patch Manufacturers: Johnson Johnson, PriCara, Sandoz, ALZA, Ortho McNeil Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Let's examine which mega million dollar pharmaceuticals company and their subsidiaries make pain relief patches:
The current 2008 pain patch recall under the brand name Duragesic by PriCara includes 25-microgram-per-hour patches with the expiration dates on or before December 2009. Sandoz, Inc. is the same generic product and the recall includes 25-microgram-per-hour patches with the same expiration dates. Do you need a Pennsylvania pain patch lawyer? Do you need a New Jersey pain patch lawyer?
The pain patches were recalled because some of the patches may have a cut in the lining of the internal reservoir where the drug is stored in gel form; this is a manufacturing issue. If the fentanyl gel leaks into the pain patch’s packaging, it could cause a patient or caregiver to come into direct contact with the powerful opioid drug resulting in difficulty breathing and a potentially fatal overdose.
PriCara estimates that two patches out of every million included in the recall have the defect that causes the leak. All of the patches were manufactured by PriCara affiliate ALZA Corp. PriCara is a division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
The recalled patches were also sold in Canada under the Duragesic brand by Janssen-Ortho Inc. and generically by Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
For details on Duragesic patches sold by PriCara, call 800-547-6446. For details on generic fentanyl patches sold by Sandoz, call 1-800-901-7236.
If you or a family member has been the victim of serious adverse reactions or death caused by the brand name Duragesic pain patch or the generic fentanyl pain patch, you need a law firm by your side. Do not hesitate to contact Anapol Schwartz for your no-obligation, free consultation. Anapol Schwartz has offices in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Reading, Harrisburg, Media, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Anapol Schwartz can also offer law firm referrals.