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Drug Co. to Pay IL Millions in Opioid Marketing Lawsuit


By Liz Carey

Phoenix, AZ ( – A drug company sued by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is preparing to pay up to $4.5 million to settle the suit, according to the company’s quarterly reports. 

But legislation addressing the over-prescription of opioids to injured workers as part of its workers’ compensation system, is still pending in the Illinois legislature.

Insys Therapeutics Inc., the maker of Subsys, noted in its quarterly report that it would see a $4.45 million loss “related to litigation award and government settlements were $4.5 million for the second quarter of 2017 and represent an estimated potential settlement with the State of Illinois.”

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