Doctor Admits He Took Kickbacks to Prescribe Fentanyl Spray

By MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island doctor pleaded guilty on Wednesday to accepting kickbacks in return for prescribing a highly addictive fentanyl spray.

Jerrold Rosenberg pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence to one count each of health care fraud and kickbacks conspiracy.

The case is one of several criminal cases brought around the country against people associated with Insys Therapeutics and the prescribing of Subsys, which is meant only for cancer patients with severe pain.  READ MORE>>