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Podcast Episode #2: Cash, Guns, and a Lap Dancing Drug Rep

The Carlat Psychiatry Blog, Volume , Number ,

Earlier this month, five Insys Therapeutics pharmaceutical executives were found guilty of racketeering for their attempts to bribe doctors to prescribe the company’s Subsys fentanyl spray, which was approved as a pain reliever for cancer patients, to people who didn’t even need it. Their scheme included strippers, guns, cash, and even a rap video including a dancing drug bottle mascot. It’s also linked to more than 900 overdose deaths.

Publication Date: 5/20/19
Runtime: 13 mins, 21 seconds
Article Referenced: Top Executives of Insys, an Opioid Company, Are Found Guilty of Racketeering,” New York Times, 5/2/19