This Insys Rap Video May Be the Worst Thing to Come out of the Opioid Crisis

Two Insys Therapeutics salesmen created a distasteful rap video to promote sales of Subsys, the drug company’s opioid product.

Insys Rap Video / Image: Handout
Insys Rap Video / Image: Handout

Last week, we covered the conviction of the executives linked to bribing doctors to prescribe highly addictive painkillers. Thanks to a recent Boston Globe article, we get to see some of the marketing material behind the product, and it’s frightening. Two Insys Therapeutics salesmen created a music video to push sales of Subsys, the company’s powerful fentanyl spray. Likely to the musical pair’s dismay the video was played not once but twice for the jury while deliberating the case. “The rap video just makes me sick to my stomach,” said one member of the jury.

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