Our class action lawyers are filing lawsuits on behalf of people who were harmed by Subsys, a highly addictive fentanyl spray that may cause physical dependence, unintentional overdose leading to death, and other serious side effects.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by Subsys or another opioid medication, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What is Subsys?
Subsys (fentanyl sublingual spray) is an opioid agonist indicated for the management of breakthrough pain in cancer patients 18 years of age and older who are already receiving and are tolerant to opioid therapy for their pain. Subsys is made by Insys Pharmaceuticals Inc., and was first approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in January 2012.
What’s the Problem?
In its short time on the market, Subsys has risen to become the most widely prescribed transmucosal pain medication for immediate pain relief, according to documents filed by Insys. The problem is that the company may have generated many of these prescriptions through illegal tactics, according to former employees who claim they were told to lie to insurance companies so they would approve Subsys prescriptions.
Subsys Linked to Hundreds of Overdose Deaths
Since receiving approval from the FDA in 2012, Subsys has been blamed for hundreds of overdose deaths, and federal prosecutors have accused Insys of fraud and racketeering in promoting its use. The Arizona pharmaceutical company allegedly misled insurers into paying for Subsys and encouraged physicians to prescribe it off-label for non-cancer pain.
Fueling an Epidemic: Insys Therapeutics and the Systemic Manipulation of Prior Authorization
In Sept. 2017, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) released the first offering in her wide-ranging investigation into opioid manufacturers and distributors. The video, “Fueling an Epidemic: Insys Therapeutics and the Systemic Manipulation of Prior Authorization,” describes how Insys Therapeutics bolstered approvals for Subsys — including marketing the drug for illegal, “off-label” uses — and presents an audio recording in which an Insys sales representative misidentifies herself and uses language designed to circumvent the prior authorization process.
Subsys Overdose Symptoms
- Slowed heartbeat
- Slowed breathing
- Pinpoint pupils
- Cold, clammy skin
- Skin rash
- Upset Stomach
- Stomach pain
- Difficulty urinating
Law Enforcement Target Illegal Opioid Prescriptions
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has declared there will be a “surge” in law enforcement efforts targeting doctors and pharmacists who prescribe and dispense high doses of opioid medication.
“Our great country has never before seen the levels of addiction and overdose deaths that we are suffering today,” Sessions said. “Sadly, some trusted medical professionals like doctors, nurses, and pharmacists have chosen to violate their oaths and exploit this crisis for cash — with devastating consequences.”
Do I Have a Subsys Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Subsys lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one suffered an unintentional opioid overdose, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a lawsuit and we can help.