Doctor convicted over fentanyl bribery charges

The US doctor earned almost half a million dollars for 'sham' educational events: court

A US doctor has been convicted of accepting thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics, in exchange for prescribing the fentanyl spray that the drug manufacturer produced.

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Gordon Freedman, of New York, is the fourth medical practitioner to face trial on charges stemming from what prosecutors say was a wide-ranging bribery scheme orchestrated by the now-bankrupt drugmaker that helped fuel the US opioid epidemic.

A federal jury in Manhattan found Freedman guilty of conspiring to violate the Anti-Kickback Statute and

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