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Bekman, Marder & Adkins Files One of the Nation’s First Fentanyl Spray (Subsys) Cases

Bekman, Marder, & Adkins and pharmacist-attorney, Aaron L. Moore have filed one of the first lawsuits in the country against Insys Therapeutics, Inc.  BMA is also investigating additional similar lawsuits.

If you or someone you know has been prescribed the powerful narcotic Subsys, also known as oral Fentanyl spray, call us now at 410-539-6633.

Subsys is a medication that is 100 times more potent than morphine.  It is a fentanyl-based opioid mouth spray intended to treat cancer patients suffering intense episodes of breakthrough cancer pain.  Subsys should not be prescribed to patients who do not have cancer, but we have found there are many doctors prescribing it to patients off-label, who do not have cancer.

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Bekman, Marder & Adkins has filed one of the first lawsuits related to off-label prescriptions of Subsys.

The drug’s manufacturer, Insys Therapeutics, Inc., is currently being investigated by the FBI and the Department of Justice for allegations that it bribed doctors to unnecessarily prescribe Subsys to patients who did not have cancer.  Details about the FBI’s investigation can be found here.

On December 8, 2016 the Department of Justice arrested six of Insys’ top former corporate executives, including Insys’ former CEO and President, on charges and allegations that they led a nationwide conspiracy to bribe doctors to unnecessarily prescribe Subsys off-label to patients who did not have cancer. Download the Indictment here.

According to the DOJ’s charges, Insys may have also tricked insurance companies into paying for Subsys by claiming that patients had cancer when, in fact, they did not.  According to the charges, doctors who participated in the scheme were paid large amounts of money, some earning more than one hundred thousand dollars.

Bekman, Marder & Adkins has already filed one lawsuit against the manufacturers of Subsys.  We are investigating additional pharmaceutical suits.

Profits should never be placed over patient safety.  The inappropriate use of Fentanyl-based sprays like Subsys can have serious consequences on individuals and families, including addiction, hospitalization, and death.  If you or someone you love has been prescribed Subsys, CONTACT US TODAY at 410-539-6633.

If you were prescribed the drug, SUBSYS, between March 2012 and December 2016, CALL US NOW AT 410-539-6633.  You may be entitled to compensation.