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Drug Firm Founder, Executives Convicted Guilty In Opioid Bribery Scheme

Friday, May 3, 2019, 8:21 PM

The founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc became highest-ranking pharmaceutical executive to be convicted in case tied to US-opioid-crisis, when he and four colleagues were found guilty of participating in scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe an-addictive-painkiller. Kapoor's 2017 arrest came on the same day US President Trump declared the epidemic that has caused tens of thousands of overdose deaths annually a public health emergency.
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India-Born Billionaire Bribed Doctors With Cash, Strip Clubs, On Trial

Monday, January 28, 2019, 7:46 PM

The first prosecution of a pharmaceutical company chief executive tied to opioid overdoses begins next week, when Insys Therapeutics Inc.'s John Kapoor goes on trial. The fallout may jolt an industry facing steep penalties for its own role in the crisis. Kapoor, 75, is accused of masterminding illegal marketing tactics that contributed to an epidemic of addiction and death.