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Feds target illegal speaker programs

Federal and state authorities are pursuing pharmaceutical kickback schemes involving sham speaker programs, including one scheme in which doctors were paid thousands of dollars to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray. Two former employees of an Arizona pharmaceutical company were arrested last week for allegedly paying physicians for sham educational programs that that often led to social outings at bars and clubs, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.