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Ex-drug company executive accuses guilty of bribing doctors

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By Alex Johnson

The former sales manager of a pharmaceutical company in Arizona prayed Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to deceive insurance companies by asking physicians to prescribe a lot addictive fentanyl-based analgesics when not required by federal prosecutors and court documents.

Man Alec Burlakoff, 44, in West Palm Beach, Florida, is former vice president of the sale of Insys Therapeutics Inc. by Chandler, Arizona. The court documents show that Burlakoff agreed to collaborate with prosecutors in their case against Insys at a hearing on Wednesday at the US District Court in Boston.

Prosecutors said Burlakoff is senior executives to acknowledge mistakes in investigating the company’s billionaire founder, John Kapoor and five other co-rapporteurs, all of whom have not been owed.

Insys agreed to pay $ 150 million to resolve related claims in August.

Burlakoff owed a single bill of conspiracy in exchange for a likely reduction of the maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment when sentenced in May next year.

An updated prosecution filed in September accuses Kapoor and others of having collaborated to mutate doctors to prescribe the Subsys drug to boost sales and fraud insurance companies from 2012 to 2015. [19659007] Subsys, a heavy spray that handles Pain in cancer patients contains fentanyl, an opioid as the US Drug Enforcement Administration says is 25 to 50 times more powerful than heroin. It’s the drug that killed the prince.

According to the alleged accusation, Burlakoff and the others ran a sophisticated system that used pharmacy data to identify doctors who prescribed many opioids. They then mutated the doctors with offers of cushy speaking commitment to further increase their Subsys recipe and to write a minimum number of prescriptions at a minimum dose to generate as many insured refill orders as possible “regardless of the medical needs of … Subsys patients “, according to his accusation.

In June 2017, Patty Nixon, an inscription sales representative-whistleblower, told NBC News how the company instructed doctors to prescribe the drug for patients who did not need it. 19659015] “My job responsibility was to contact insurance companies on behalf of patients and doctors to get the medicine approved and paid by their insurance company,” said Nixon, who said she was fired when she stopped showing work because she

A 30 Today’s Subsys delivery can cost as much as $ 30,000 and generate sales of $ 240 million in 2016.

“It was all genius,” said Nixon. “It was wrong, but it was genius.”

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