Pain experts urge restrictions of GP fentanyl prescribing


Pain experts are calling for tighter restrictions on GP prescribing of transdermal fentanyl, claiming the dangers of the innocuous-looking patches are poorly understood.

The comments were aired during an inquest into the 2013 death of WA woman Marjorie Joy Jarick.

The 54-year-old, who was allergic to morphine, oxycodone, Panadeine Forte and tramadol, died less than two days after an anaesthetist prescribed a 75-mcg-per-hour fentanyl patch following an