Feds arrest[ed] 6 former Insys execs for allegedly bribing doctors

The Department of Justice (DOJ) alleges that the executives took part in a “nationwide conspiracy” to give healthcare providers kickbacks in exchange for the improper prescribing of Subsys—an opioid medication containing the highly addictive substance fentanyl, which is considered even more dangerous than painkillers like Vicodin.

“As alleged, top executives of Insys Therapeutics, Inc. paid kickbacks and committed fraud to sell a highly potent and addictive opioid that can lead to abuse and life threatening respiratory depression,” said Harold Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston field division, in a statement. “In doing so, they contributed to the growing opioid epidemic and placed profit before patient safety.” [Now, the Justice Department led by Jeff Sessions has given Insys unprecendented legal control over synthetic THC].

From the Article (Fortune):
Feds arrest 6 former Insys execs for allegedly bribing doctors
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