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Anti-Pot Big Pharma Just Admitted Legal Weed Kills Their Profit

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    Anti-Pot Big Pharma Just Admitted Legal Weed Kills Their Profit

    http://herb.co/2016/09/16/pharma-company/

    Insys Therapeutics is the company behind Subsys, a drug that is now fueling the heroin crisis. Subsys is a sublingual version of fentanyl. Fentanyl is the opioid painkiller that is individually responsible for the steep rise in opioid overdose deaths since 2013.

    In fact, between 2013 and 2014 alone, fentanyl deaths increased by a whopping 88%. This is the same drug that claimed the life of the beloved cultural icon, Prince.

    Now, Insys Therapeutics company is concerned about legal cannabis. Not only does the herb associated with a drop in painkiller prescriptions in legal states, but it may cut into their profits on a new drug they’re developing.

    Insys has recently earned FDA approval for a new dronabinol preparation. Dronabinol is a synthetic cannabinoid used to treat nausea and lack of appetite in cancer patients.

    There were already two other synthetic cannabinoids approved for that same purpose. Yet, cannabis legalization is expected to put a serious damper on dronabinol profits. Insys is concerned, and they admit it.

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