SUBSYS

Maker of Subsys Sued By Minnesota Attorney General

Lawsuit accuses drugmaker Insys Therapeutics of encouraging physicians to prescribe the painkiller at higher doses than recommended

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is suing an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company alleging that it illegally marketed a painkiller made from the synthetic opioid fentanyl. The lawsuit accuses drugmaker Insys Therapeutics of encouraging physicians to prescribe the painkiller Subsys at higher doses than recommended. The drug is used to manage pain for cancer patients, but Swanson says…