Guns, strippers, stock options: Suit details perks from fentanyl

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Fentanyl Whistleblower Lawsuit Claims

Expensive dinners, a trip to a gun range, a paid vacation with a strip club outing and stock options. Those were the perks provided to a Palm Beach County doctor from a pharmaceutical company for prescribing the dangerous opioid fentanyl, a recently unsealed whistleblower lawsuit claims.

The lawsuit against Insys Therapeutics says the Arizona-based company even hired a dental hygienist for the sole purpose of providing sexual favors to unidentified male doctors so they would prescribe its fentanyl spray, Subsys.

The whistleblower action was filed by Maria Guzman, a former Insys sales rep working in West Palm Beach. She also claims Greenacres pain specialist Dr. Bart Gatz worked with Insys to falsify information to the government to get prescriptions paid for by Medicare.

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