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NY doctor convicted of taking kickbacks from opioid maker Insys

Gordon Freedman exiting a building in a suit

A New York doctor was convicted of accepting thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc in exchange for prescribing his patients an addictive fentanyl spray the drug manufacturer produced.

Gordon Freedman was 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 U.S. opioid epidemic.

A federal jury in Manhattan found Freedman guilty of conspiring to violate the Anti-Kickback Statute and conspiring to commit honest services wire fraud, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors allege that Chandler, Arizona-based Insys bribed doctors by retaining them to act as speakers at sham events ostensibly meant to educate clinicians about its fentanyl spray, Subsys.

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