Doctors took hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes – Synsis, Opioid Epidemic

BEYOND UNETHICAL

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BRIBING DOCTORS TO PRESCRIBE POISON

How a drug company tricked patients, doctors and insurance companies into prescribing a profitable drug that killed people.

100 times stronger than morphine.

Doctors took hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to prescribe it.

Pharma reps taught to lie to doctors, patients and insurance companies.

“Good news: Dr. John N. Kapoor, 74, of Phoenix, Arizona, the founder and former CEO of Insys and still a member of its board, faces federal charges of racketeering, conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback law.”

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2 Responses to Doctors took hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes – Synsis, Opioid Epidemic

  1. The pharmacy reps also monitor doctors’ prescribing records at the pharmacies – and scold them for not prescribing their brand name drugs. I never ever prescribed opioids. Prescribing addictive drugs creates very complicated interpersonal dynamics that make patients more dependent when the goal of psychotherapy is to enhance their autonomy. If my patients needed pain relief, I referred them to pain specialists who were well experienced in prescribing opioids in a way that minimized their addiction potential.

  2. lozzafun says:

    I wish all Dr.’s shared your ethical protocol… Last week, we lost a dear friend only 28 yrs. with 3 children… He failed to wake up, no autopsy yet but an educated guess tells us that whether an increase was prescribed or not- he overdosed… He was smiling, cheerful playmate to my kids in their growing up years… It is difficult to wrap my mind around…

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