Doctor Who Wrongly Prescribed Opioids Gets 4 Years In Prison

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(Reuters) – A Rhode Island doctor was sentenced on Friday to more than four years in prison after admitting he took kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc to prescribe its fentanyl-based cancer pain drug to people who did not suffer from the condition. FILE PHOTO: A box of the Fentanyl-based drug Subsys, made by Insys Therapeutics Inc, is seen in an undated photograph provided by the U.S. District Judge John McConnell in Providence, Rhode Island, after admitting that he took 8,000 in kickbacks paid by Insys disguised as speaker fees that prosecutors said corrupted his medical judgment.

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