PBS NewsHour

Drug executives face prison for role in opioid crisis

Clip: 01/24/2020 | 10m 31s Video has closed captioning.

Thursday, several executives at Insys Therapeutics were sentenced to prison for a bribery scheme that paid doctors to prescribe the company’s lucrative and addictive painkiller. These sentences are a landmark moment in the push to hold drug makers accountable for their role in America’s deadly opioid epidemic. William Brangham reports, in a collaboration with Frontline and the Financial Times.

Aired: 01/24/20

Rating: NR

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