Opioid Manufacturer Pays Up

An opioid manufacturer has agreed to pay $225 million to resolve federal investigations into allegations that it paid kickbacks and used other illegal marketing tactics to sell a powerful fentanyl spray, authorities said Wednesday.The settlement stems from criminal and civil probes into Insys Therapeutics Inc.’s scheme to pay doctors in exchange for prescriptions of the drug meant for cancer patients with severe pain. Unfortunately, Kentucky is one of the Appalachian states hit hard by the opioid overdose epidemic.

Source: MG News

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