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Ep. 270 – Insys Therapeutic Execs Sentenced: Will Doctors Be Next?

2020-02-05T13:33:01-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Criminal Justice, Harm Reduction, Legal/Legislation, Podcasts|

Insys Therapeutic Execs Sentenced: Will Doctors Be Next? In February of 2019, we interviewed Palm Beach Post reporters Pat Beall and John Pacenti, about the trial of former executives from opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics. They’d been accused of racketeering, bribing doctors to prescribe their high-powered opioid fentanyl spray, Subsys, to patients [...]

Ep. 228 – Pharmaceutical Company Exposed in Boston: A Conversation with Palm Beach Post Reporters Part 2

2019-02-15T19:49:07-05:00February 15th, 2019|Podcasts|

We frame today’s podcast with Palm Beach Post reporters, John Pacenti and Pat Beall with a clip from the Insys Therapeutics rap video on the virtues of persuading doctors to prescribe higher doses of the company’s liquid opioid, Subsys. This week jurors in the Insys racketeering case in Boston heard the following [...]

Ep. 227 – Landmark Racketeering Case Against Insys Therapeutics Brings Up A Familiar Story

2019-02-15T14:35:06-05:00February 12th, 2019|Podcasts|

Back in January, the pharmaceutical trial of Insys Therapeutics and company founder, John Kapoor faced charges of racketeering. Allegedly, he and six former sales directors operated a scheme which paid bribes to physicians to prescribe the fentanyl spray SUBSYS, a high-powered opioid pain medication. Between 2012-2016, approximately 908 people overdosed and died [...]