Insys Therapeutics CEO John Kapoor found guilty in fentanyl bribery case. Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor and four other top execs were found guilty of racketeering in a scheme that involved bribing doctors to prescribe large amounts of fentanyl spray to patients who didn't need the painkiller. The high-profile verdict comes amid other cases being prosecuted nationally stemming from a surge in opioid use and overdose deaths. Source 5c.
If you really think about it the medical industry has been always about businesses and profit, by some degree. So there will always be doctors prescribing you so many "Medications", "Sprays", "Pills" when maybe you don't even need it but a simple healthy diet? Quite a shame that the people prosecuted has been doing this for a while now and putting lives at risk.
Edited: Felipe on 3rd May, 2019 - 5:26pm
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Justice always needs to be served for white collar crimes because unlike the petty criminal the white collar criminal affects way more lives. I'm glad these profiteers are going to see that crime does not pay.
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'Eat what you kill': How a fentanyl drugmaker bribed doctors, harmed patients and collected millions. Insys Therapeutics is the only drug marketer whose top executives were jailed as part of the opioid epidemic. New documents released exclusively to USA TODAY on Thursday reveal details about the company's culture of greed, power and sales. Source 3m.