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    Default Billionaire founder of opioid firm guilty of bribing doctors to prescribe drug

    Chris McGreal
    May 2, 2019

    The head of a leading drug manufacturer has been found guilty of bribing doctors to prescribe a dangerous painkiller to patients who did not need it, in the first criminal conviction of a pharma chief over the opioid epidemic.
    A Boston jury also found John Kapoor, the 75-year-old billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics, guilty of defrauding insurance companies in the push to sell Subsys, a spray made from fentanyl, a synthetic opioid many times stronger than morphine.
    Subsys was approved for terminal cancer patients but the company targeted sales at a much bigger and more profitable market of people with non-life threatening chronic pain.

    Continue reading at: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/02/john-kapoor-opioids-billionaire-founder-guilty-of-bribing-doctors-to-prescribe

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    Default Re: Billionaire founder of opioid firm guilty of bribing doctors to prescribe drug

    Greed has no limits, does it? I hope he gets life behind bars.
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    Default Re: Billionaire founder of opioid firm guilty of bribing doctors to prescribe drug

    "HEALTHOPIOID CRISISSackler Family Backs $11B Settlement of Opioid Lawsuits That Would See Purdue Pharma File for Bankruptcy

    https://fortune.com/2019/08/28/sackl...ma-bankruptcy/

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