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Physicians assistant guilty in Subsys kickbacks case

CONCORD — A federal jury on Tuesday found a former physician’s assistant “guilty of participating in a scheme in which he received kickbacks in exchange for prescribing a powerful fentanyl spray to patients in violation of federal law,” announced U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray.

Christopher Clough, 44, of Dover, was charged with eight crimes alleging he prescribed the addictive fentanyl spray Subsys, in exchange for cash kickbacks, while working at a Dover pain clinic. After a week of trial testimony and the guilty verdict, Murray announced, Clough “often prescribed the drug for patients who did not have breakthrough cancer pain. He often started patients on high doses of the addictive fentanyl spray and rebuffed patients and their family members who stated that they no longer wanted the drug.” READ MORE >>