Consistent with our management team’s sincere commitment to conduct business according to high ethical standards and the best interests of patients, we strive to comply with all requests and inquiries made by governmental entities and we intend to continue working collaboratively and constructively with all relevant authorities to resolve our outstanding governmental investigations. In this regard, our company has expended significant capital and other resources to comply with such governmental requests, including the
With respect to the recently filed
MarylandAttorney General’s investigation, related to our sales and marketing activities of SUBSYS®, began in December 2016.
- Since the commencement of this investigation, INSYS has produced more than 3.75 million pages of documents in over 10 productions to the
MarylandAttorney General’s Office—consistent with the scope of the company’s activities in the state.
- In 2015, the year of highest utilization for SUBSYS, 101 patients in
Marylandwere prescribed SUBSYS, representing 0.012 percent of the estimated 871,000 patients in the state who were prescribed an opioid that year.
Accordingly, we do not believe it is factually accurate to indicate that INSYS is materially contributing to the opioid crisis in the
For context, we are providing the following data table regarding the top 25 states in 2015 by total opioid patients and SUBSYS share:
|TOP 25 STATES, ESTIMATED NUMBER OF PATIENTS PRESCRIBED OPIOIDS - 2015|
|2015 (highest number of patients prescribed Subsys)|
|STATE||EST PATIENTS - ALL OPIOIDS *||% PATIENTS SUBSYS **|
|* - Total number of patients receiving opioid prescriptions does not include Tramadol|
|** - 2015 total Subsys patients in top 25 states approximately 8,000|
|- 2015 estimated total number of patients prescribed opioids in top 25 states 42,287,000|
|- 2015 total Subsys patients nationwide approximately 9,200|
|- 2015 estimated total number of patients prescribed opioids approximately 52,000,000|
|Source: Number of 2015 opioid prescriptions from Symphony Health Solutions|
|CONTACT:||Corporate Communications||Investor Relations|
|Joe McGrath||Jackie Marcus or Chris Hodges|
|INSYS Therapeutics||Alpha IR Group|