This month, news broke that Insys Therapeutics, the makers of the fentanyl-based opioid spray Subsys were in talks with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve their probe into the company and its predatory practices. As the country tries to mitigate its overdose and addiction crisis – much of which is perpetuated by prescription opioid dependence – the pharmaceutical company has been exposed for bribing and bullying doctors into prescribing Subsys for off-label non-cancer pain, as well as committing healthcare fraud. The active ingredient in Subsys is the synthetic opioid fentanyl, and it is stronger and more addictive than morphine. If you have been hurt by or become addicted to Subsys or another dangerous drug, work with dedicated and compassionate South Carolina personal injury lawyers to advocate for your rights.
The makers of Subsys have been under abundant scrutiny lately, with the Department of Justice probe into their practices, state government settlements in Oregon and New Hampshire, and multiple lawsuits filed by people adversely affected by the drug. While cancer patients with breakthrough pain are the target demographic for the drug, Insys incentivized doctors to prescribe the drug off-label, using kickbacks and other shady tactics. The drug was marketed to any patient with pain.
Insys is losing revenue
Insys Therapeutics only markets the drug Subsys. This synthetic opioid is said to be 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, and by spraying it under your tongue, you feel the effects of the drug immediately. We understand and empathize with the many people in this world living with the unbearable pain that cancer and its treatment causes. We are also aware that chronic pain is a lifelong malady for some. However, your pain should not be compounded by practices on the part of greedy pharmaceutical companies.
Our dangerous drug attorneys at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC are dedicated advocates for those who have been victimized by unscrupulous pharmaceutical companies. We have represented those harmed for many years, and our compassion and experience speaks to our ability to help you recover fair compensation. Your health is the most precious part of your life, and if you or a loved one has suffered harm because of a dangerous drug or doctor, we can help you. Contact us online or call us today at 803-327-7800 for a free case review.
Randy is the former President of the South Carolina Association for Justice. He has been certified by the American Board of Professional Liability as a specialist in Medical Malpractice Law which is recognized by the South Carolina Bar. Randy has also been awarded the distinction of being a “Super Lawyer” 10 times in the last decade. He has over 25 years of experience helping injured people fight back against corporations, hospitals and wrong-doers.
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