WILSON RING Associated Press BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A San Francisco-based health information technology company will pay $145 million to resolve criminal and civil charges that it helped set up an electronic health records system that encouraged physicians to prescribe opioids to patients who might not need them, federal prosecutors in Vermont said Monday. Vermont U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan said the company Practice Fusion, Inc., took kickbacks from a major opioid company in exchange for using its software to influence physicians to prescribe opioid pain medication. Court documents released at a Burlington news conference said that Practice Fusion solicited a nearly $1 million payment from a company identified only as "Pharma Co. X" in exchange for creating an alert in Practice F
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