FRONTLINE

S2020 E13 | PREVIEW

"Opioids, Inc." - Preview

The story of a drug company that pushed opioids by bribing doctors and committing insurance fraud. With the Financial Times, FRONTLINE investigates how Insys Therapeutics profited from a fentanyl-based painkiller 50 times stronger than heroin.

AIRED: June 23, 2020 | 0:00:31
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>> Wall Street loves a success story.

And, John Kapoor had a great story to sell.

>> His mantra was, by any means necessary, get the job done.

>> The only way that I knew howto do it to get that guarantee,

is to bribe doctors.

>> This is a very dangerous product.

If it was misused, it could actually kill people.

>> Low doses aren'ā€™t that much money higher dose, more money.

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