December 20, 2018 / 10:24 PM / 8 months ago

Feds push to call '60 Minutes' opioid whistleblower at Insys trial

Prosecutors are fighting a bid by several Insys Therapeutics Inc executives, who have been accused of bribing doctors to prescribe its opioid spray, to prevent an ex-DEA official who has called for locking up opioid company executives from testifying at their trial.

Federal prosecutors in Boston in a motion on Wednesday argued in favor of calling Joseph Rannazzisi, who appeared in a 2017 “60 Minutes” report examining the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.

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