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Are Medical Malpractice Claims Being Filed Over Prescription Opioid Drugs?

Recent data released by the medical liability insurer Coverys shows that opioid drugs are responsible for 24 percent of medical malpractice claims involving prescription medications. Opioids are a class of synthetic, pain-relieving drugs that work by interacting with the brain’s opioid receptors. These may include prescription drugs such as fentanyl (Actiq, Onsolis, Abstral and Fentora), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet and Percodan) and hydrocodone (Norco and Lortab). There are multiple types of…
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