Former US fentanyl-maker employees arrested
Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 5:01 pm by Williams Hart | Updated: Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 4:50 pm
Last month, at six former officials of pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics were arrested for allegedly bribing doctors.
According to the court documents, the indicted employees reportedly operated a kickback scheme that motivated doctors to prescribe company’s highly addictive fentanyl product, Subsys. The six ex-employees, including the company’s former CEO, were charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering and wire and mail fraud, and conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Statute.
Initial reports say that the kickback scheme took place sometime between June 2012 and December 2015. Since then, due to company’s aggressive marketing strategies and alleged bribing kickback scheme, the company successfully captured half of the rapid-acting fentanyl products market.
Fentanyl is an FDA-approved synthetic opioid use to manage pain in cancer patients. It is fast acting and 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine.
If you or someone you love suffered an addiction caused by a fentanyl spray, we might be able to help you. Our lawyers at Williams Hart are experienced in litigating pharmaceutical cases and can help you throughout the process. Get in touch with us at (713) 352-7071 to learn more about your legal options.