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What happens if the neighbor’s medication is used? Accidental intoxication due to fentanyl transdermal patch

Hande Gurbuz Aytuluk, MD



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FDA issues updated safety warning regarding the inappropriate use of fentanyl transdermal (DURAGESIC) patches: Available at:

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