August 16, 2019 / 8:53 PM / a month ago

IN BRIEF: N.Y. doctor pleads guilty to Insys opioid kickback scheme

A New York doctor on Friday pleaded guilty to accepting kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc in exchange for prescribing a fentanyl spray, becoming the latest medical practitioner charged over the scheme to admit wrongdoing.

Jeffrey Goldstein, 49, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to conspiring to violate the Anti-Kickback Statute by accepting $196,000 from the drugmaker to act as a speaker at educational programs that prosecutors contend were shams.

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