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Avinza (morphine sulfate extended-release capsules)

Audience: Pain specialists, other healthcare professionals and consumers

[Posted 11/03/2005] Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. and FDA notified healthcare professionals of revisions to BOXED WARNING, WARNINGS, PRECAUTIONS, CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION sections of the prescribing information to highlight and strengthen the warning that patients should not consume alcohol while taking Avinza. Additionally, patients must not use prescription or non-prescription medications containing alcohol while on Avinza therapy.

[October 2005 - Letter - Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc.]
[October 2005 - Label - Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc.]