Subsys® is an under-the-tongue spray of fentanyl. It is a highly-addictive opioid painkilling medication that can cause overdoses and deaths when patients use too much.
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Subsys Overdose Lawsuits
Dr. Steven Simon, a pain doctor in Kansas, has been hit with at least 3 Subsys overdose lawsuits from patients who were injured or died. Lawyers for these patients say Dr. Simon accepted $200,000 from Insys Pharmaceuticals and prescribed dangerously high doses of Subsys to maximize profits.
Subsys Lawsuit in North Carolina
In 2018, the attorney general of North Carolina filed a Subsys lawsuit accusing Insys Pharmaceuticals of paying doctors bribes and “speaking fees” to prescribe Subsys.
$4.45 Subsys Lawsuit Settlement
Insys Pharmaceuticals paid a $4.45 million settlement to the state of Illinois to resolve allegations of illegally advertising Subsys for unapproved “off-label” treatments for pain.
What is Subsys?
Subsys® is a powerful painkilling mouth-spray that delivers fentanyl. It was approved in 2012 for the treatment of cancer patients with “breakthrough” pain that does not respond to other pain medications.
Subsys Overdose & Addiction
Subsys and fentanyl are both opioid painkillers, which means they are very similar to heroin and morphine. Like all opioids, Subsys is highly addictive. Patients who use Subsys can become physically dependent and experience withdrawal symptoms if they stop suddenly. In very high doses, Subsys can cause a life-threatening overdose or death.
Symptoms of Subsys Overdose
- Unusual sleepiness
- Not able to wake up the person who overdosed
- Slow breathing
- Weak or shallow breathing
- Pinpoint pupils in the eyes
- Muscles are weak
- Slurred speech
- Heartbeat is slow, erratic or no heartbeat
- Blue lips or fingernails
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