Drug Company Paying the Price for Pushing Opioid Prescriptions


Drug company execs who used bribes, parties, and lavish dinners to get doctors to overprescribe one of the world’s most powerful and dangerous opioid drugs are facing criminal charges while the company struggles to survive.

(From Bloomberg.com)
Insys’s main product is Subsys, a spray version of the ultrapowerful opioid fentanyl.

executives essentially bribed doctors to prescribe it for everything from chronic pain to back aches, and defrauded insurance providers who were reluctant to approve prescriptions for off-label use.

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