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FRONTLINE: Opioids, Inc.

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Above: "Opioids, Inc." is the story of a drug company that pushed opioids by bribing doctors and committing insurance fraud. With the Financial Times, an investigation of how Insys Therapeutics profited from a fentanyl-based painkiller 50 times stronger than heroin.

The story of a drug company that pushed opioids by bribing doctors and committing insurance fraud.

With the Financial Times, FRONTLINE investigates how Insys Therapeutics profited from a fentanyl-based painkiller 50 times stronger than heroin on "Opioids, Inc."

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FRONTLINE Opioids, Inc. (Full Episode)

The story of a drug company that pushed opioids by bribing doctors and committing insurance fraud. With the Financial Times, FRONTLINE investigates how Insys Therapeutics profited from a fentanyl-based painkiller 50 times stronger than heroin.

Your invited to join the FRONTLINE/Financial Times Zoom Webinar

Viewers can join FRONTLINE and Financial Times for a conversation about holding pharma companies accountable in the opioid crisis. Opioid maker Insys Therapeutics bribed doctors to prescribe a highly addictive painkiller — and prosecutors pursued the case with statutes originally designed for the mafia. Join FRONTLINE | PBS and Financial Times for a conversation about holding pharma companies accountable in the opioid crisis. Tuesday, June 23 at 5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. EST) https://wgbh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o6hU0KkMTIWVfVRikhCRFw

How Insys Therapeutics Bribed Doctors and Made Millions | FRONTLINE

Opioid maker Insys Therapeutics bribed doctors to prescribe a drug that’s stronger than heroin. It’s been linked to hundreds of deaths. Speaking publicly for the first time since the criminal trial against Insys executives began, the company’s former VP of sales explains how he ran the scheme. Sales reps with “almost no conscience.” Vulnerable doctors. Quid pro quos. In his own words, WATCH what Alec Burlakoff says about how Insys bribed doctors to prescribe the opioid painkiller Subsys — and read more about the prison sentencing of Burlakoff and other Insys executives.

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