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Opioid maker Insys paid physician assistant kickbacks, U.S. jury hears

December 12, 2018 5:52 PM
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CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) - A former physician assistant in New Hampshire put his own greed ahead of medical obligations by taking kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc to prescribe patients its highly addictive fentanyl spray, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth Aframe told a federal jury in Concord, New Hampshire, at the start of a trial that the kickbacks to Christopher Clough, 45, were part of the Arizona drugmaker’s overall effort to boost sales of its opioid, Subsys.

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