Jurors in the racketeering trial of five former executives of Insys Therapeutics were horrified when they saw the slickly produced music video of two salesmen bragging about increasing the dose of the company’s powerful fentanyl spray, Subsys.

“The rap video just makes me sick to my stomach,” said Patricia Hazelton, 52, a food services employee who lives in Bedford, Mass.

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