PBS NewsHour

Drug executives face prison for role in opioid crisis

Clip: 01/24/2020 | 10m 31s | Video has closed captioning.

Thursday, several executives at Insys Therapeutics were sentenced to prison for a bribery scheme that paid doctors to prescribe the company’s lucrative and addictive painkiller. These sentences are a landmark moment in the push to hold drug makers accountable for their role in America’s deadly opioid epidemic. William Brangham reports, in a collaboration with Frontline and the Financial Times.

Aired: 01/24/20

Rating: NR

The full episode is no longer available for online streaming. Why?

Please continue to enjoy extra(s) from this episode.

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Major corporate funding for the PBS NewsHour is provided by BNSF, Consumer Cellular, Leidos, Babbel, and Raymond James. Funding for the PBS NewsHour Weekend is provided by Mutual of America. …