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.


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