I don't think it is against any laws... if the person has severe chronic pain then they prescribe what they see fit.. ( unless you are the nurse that gave LadySundown hers then they are an idiot..)
I have never heard of that being used as a replacement for methodone.. since it is stronger than methodone I don't see why..
This is just my person opinion, but I can't imagine why anyone would be put on fentanyl pain patches (which is the only way it's available except for Actiq, which is a lillipop with fentanly in it.
I have seen it go the other way around. I was offered to take methadone to kick my addiction to the fentanyl pain patches. Fentanyl should only be used for people with severe chronic pain. I read that on the box my patches came in once. Just type Fentanyl pain patches into your browser and you'll be swamped with everything you want to know about it.
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