North Carolina has recently been tied up in a legal battle against Insys Therapeutics Inc over the promotion of a dangerous and addictive drug. The opioid crisis is in full effect in North Carolina, and big pharmaceutical companies are placing profit over the health of consumers.
The drug at fault is known as Subsys, a fentanyl-based pain medication commonly prescribed for cancer patients. According to reports, a federal investigation reveals executive schemes bribing doctors to continue to prescribe Subsys for uses other than treating pains associated with cancer.
This is not the first time big pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics has been caught in a legal battle over unethical practices. Just this past October prosecutors in Massachusetts charged Insys founder with bribing medical practitioners to prescribe Subsys.
Though Insys is at the forefront of recent news, it’s likely not the only big pharmaceutical company responsible for the opioid crisis. With opioid overdoses reaching epidemic levels, there are a lot of complicated issues at play.
With opioid addiction at an all-time high in North Carolina, you likely know someone affected by this crisis. It is important to demand justice for those harmed in the opioid crisis, and to hold these large companies accountable for their dangerous actions.
Opioids are considered Schedule II drugs, and they carry the risk of a felony charge for those in illegal possession of these drugs. If charged with a Class I felony, you could face up to a year of jail time. If you or someone you know is facing an opioid charge, protect yourself. Contact our law office today for a consultation.