New Jersey Doctor Pleads Guilty to Receiving Kickbacks to Prescribe Fentanyl

A doctor who practiced in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to accepting kickbacks to prescribe fentanyl, the Justice Department announced Friday.

The Justice Department says that Kenneth Sun, M.D., 58, accepted bribes and kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies in exchange for prescribing fentanyl to his patients.

As part of his guilty plea, Sun admitted that from 2012 to 2016, he conspired with others to solicit and receive more than $140,000 in bribes and kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company based in Arizona.

In exchange, Sun would prescribe over 28 million micrograms of Subsys, a powerful opioid narcotic that contains fentanyl, which is designed to rapidly enter a patient’s bloodstream upon being sprayed under the tongue.

Sun has been charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and has been ordered to pay back all of his kickbacks.

Source: New Jersey/Pennsylvania Doctor Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes and Kickbacks In Exchange for Prescribing Powerful Fentanyl Drug | OPA | Department of Justice

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