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For a decade, Richard (Rick) Hollawell has been unrelenting in holding doctors responsible for improperly prescribing painkillers and other medicines to their patients causing addiction and death. Mr. Hollawell does not just go after irresponsible doctors. He has also fought against and held pharmaceutical companies responsible for fraudulent marketing and their flooding of painkillers into our communities.
We are in the midst of an epidemic with rates of deaths and overdoses from prescription medication at unprecedented levels. Mr. Hollawell has a highly regarded reputation throughout the United States for aggressively taking on and taking down unethical doctors and unethical pharmaceutical companies.
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Richard Hollawell In The News
Richard Hollawell has been in dozens of newspaper, magazine and internet publications resulting in his efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.
Guns, Money & Sex – How One Company Sold Fentanyl: The Palm Beach Post wrote a story detailing a pending lawsuit filed by former Insys sales rep, Maria Guzman. In the lawsuit, she claims that the company bribed doctors to prescribe Subsys. Subsys is the Fentanyl-based opioid that Sarah Fuller was prescrived and later overdosed on.
Doctors Escape Punishment For Profiting Off Prescribing Opioids: Raycom media investigated the careers of doctors who were part of Insys’s controversial speaking program. Despite accepting money from a pharmaceutical company and then prescribing the medication, many doctors who were part of this program are still allowed to practice medicine. Raycom interviewed Mr. Hollawell about one of his pending lawsuits for their story.
Opioid Regulation and Big Pharma: WSFA, a local NBC news station in Alabama, recently wrote about the opioid crisis and big pharma. They interviewed Richard Hollawell about his lawsuits against drug manufacturers and how those companies skirt the government’s insufficient regulation.
America’s Most Dangerous Drug Dealers: NowThis Weed, a division of the popular Facebook news page NowThis, used the story of Sarah Fuller to highlight how America’s most dangerous drug dealers make billions.
Insys Allegedly Used Models To Entice Doctors To Prescribe Subsys: My Palm Beach Post investigation found that Alec Burklakoff, hired former exotic dancers, Playboy models to get doctors to prescribe their drug. According to the charges, Alec Burklakoff helped oversee these hires personally. According to a shareholder lawsuit, Mr. Burklakoff allegedly said “If you keep (patients) on (Subsys) for four months, they’re hooked. … Then they’ll be on it a year, maybe longer,” to a training class for new sales representatives.
Subsys Left Victims Addicted Or Dead: As part of their investigation, My Palm Beach Post profiled patients who became addicted to Subsys, including Sarah Fuller. When Sarah Fuller was hospitalized in 2015 due to a severe reaction to the drug, the hospital recommended she stop taking Subsys. Instead, Sarah’s doctor said her body just needed time to adjust to the spray and encouraged her to continue taking it. Sarah died from an overdose a year later.
Local Columnist Wonders if New Anti-Drug Policy Will Target Pill-Pushers: A Salem News journalist reported on President Trump’s proposal to consider the death penalty for drug dealers. The journalist wonders if the same treatment will extend to pharmaceutical companies addicting their patients to opioids, citing the pending case of Sarah Fuller and Insys Therapeutics.
Insys Accused Of Bribing Doctors: An explosive report came out in March 2018 from New York City. According to the unsealed indictment, five NYC doctors apparently accepted more than $800,000 and other lavish gifts to prescribe Subsys to unsuspecting patients. This federal indictment accuses Insys reps of tactics similar to those we accuse them of in the lawsuit we filed on behalf of the Sarah Fuller estate.
Keep up with Richard J. Hollawell’s Sarah Fuller case in Newsweek’s U.S Edition, “Opioid Crisis Driven By Shady Drug Company Tactics, Investigators Say,” by Jessica Firger.
Richard J. Hollawell declared a becoming hero in the prescription opioid epidemic ravaging the US by Marianne Skolek, an Investigative Reporter for the Global News Centre. View article here
Amid a national opioid addiction crisis, John Kapoor of Insys Therapeutics Inc. has been arrested. Kapoor has been accused of offering kickbacks to doctors to write large numbers of prescriptions for a fentanyl-based pain medication that’s meant for cancer patients. Several of these allegations are similar to the civil suit filed earlier this year on behalf of the estate of the late Sarah Fuller.
Partner Richard J. Hollawell’s and his client, Deborah Fuller, will be featured on CBS Morning News Friday, October 27, 2017. Click to view the video
“In a four-count lawsuit filed Thursday, October 5th, New Jersey’s attorney general charged the drug’s manufacturer, Insys Therapeutics Inc. with consumer fraud stating “blatant disregard for the law” that put “hundreds” of lives in jeopardy and “led to the death of at least one New Jersey resident” — 32-year-old Sarah Fuller of Camden County.” View article here
Richard J. Hollawell, in pursuit of a claim on behalf of Sarah Fuller’s estate against Insys Therapeutics Inc., obtained an audio recording in response to a subpoena. The audio recording is of a shocking call in which an Insys representative misled a pharmacy benefit manager to secure authorization for the fentanyl spray Subsys for the late Sarah Fuller, who subsequently died from the dangerous drug. Mr. Hollawell’s discovery became national news after he provided the audiotape of the call to Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, who on September 6, 2017, included the evidence in the report of her opioids investigation findings. Mr. Hollawell is scheduled to testify about the Fuller matter at a Congressional hearing on September 12, 2017. For more about this new development in this ongoing opioid overdose case, read the Philadelphia Inquirer article or the CNN article.
“Richard Hollawell is like no other attorney. I was represented better than I could’ve ever imagined. I was treated as a friend rather than a client. My opinions were valued and my doubts were always reassured. The process was always explain to me, even if I needed reassurance over and over.”
“His compassion and fight for vindication for our daughter, Sarah Ann Fuller cannot be surpassed. It has never been about just money. It has been about making those who harmed our daughter accountable for their actions. I absolutely give Richard Hollawell, Esq. the highest rating.”
I was a client of Rick Hollawell. He handled my case with persistence and professionalism. Communication is key and you definitely get that from Rick! He also is a fighter and will work day in and day out for his clients. I’m extremely pleased with the outcome of my case!
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