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Fentanyl transdermal pain patches recalled

After tests revealed too-rapid release of active ingredient about one million fentanyl patches for chronic pain have been recalled from store and pharmacy shelves.

Approximately one million fentanyl patches for chronic pain have been recalled from store and pharmacy shelves. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and drug maker Actavis Inc. are working to get the word out, but they are targeting retailers and wholesalers, not consumers.

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