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Insys 'Closer' lap-danced to woo doctor into writing opioid prescriptions

The drug had only been approved for use in cancer patients suffering "breakthrough'' pain


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Jef Feeley and Janelle Lawrence | Bloomberg
A former Insys Therapeutics Inc. sales manager performed a lap dance for a doctor being wooed to write more prescriptions for the company’s opioid painkiller, a Boston jury heard at the start of a racketeering trial against the company’s former chief executive.

Holly Brown, a former Insys sales representative in Chicago, said in 2012 she, her boss Sunrise Lee, and another Insys sales rep took Dr Paul Madison to The Underground -- a high-end nightclub near the Chicago River. She then spotted Lee, a former stripper, and the physician in an intimate moment, Brown told the jury.

“She was sitting

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First Published: Jan 30 2019 | 10:24 AM IST

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