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Patients Can Be Considered Victims In Insys Bribery Case

Law360, Boston (August 11, 2017, 4:00 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge allowed the federal government to use various alternative procedures to notify potential victims of Insys Therapeutics’ alleged opioid racketeering and bribery scheme, finding that patients whose doctors took bribes can be considered victims.

About two weeks ago, federal prosecutors asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Jennifer C. Boal to let them get “creative” in figuring out how to notify around 2,000 patients, a suggestion that was met with opposition from former Insys executives who said the patients weren’t actually victims. Judge Boal said on...
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