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A Rhode Island doctor was sentenced to more than four years in prison after admitting he took kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics (INSY) to prescribe its fentanyl-based cancer pain drug Subsys to people who did not suffer from the condition, Reuters tells us. Jerrold Rosenberg, 63, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John McConnell in Providence, R.I., who said the doctor effectively sold his medical license to a pharmaceutical company seeking to boost its profits. Rosenberg admitted Insys paid him $188,000 in the form of speaker fees.

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