Did you hear about the conviction of John Kapoor, the former chairman of the drug-maker, Insys Therapeutics?
Is this what Trump has in mind for ALL of Big Pharma? Let’s hope so…
Here’s the link from Yahoo News if you want to read the full article. I’ll hit the high and low points.
The first paragraph of the article says:
“The founder of Insys Tereapuetics, Inc on Thursday became the highest-ranking drug-maker executive tied to the U.S. opioid crisis, when he and four colleagues were found guilty of bribing doctors to prescribe an addictive painkiller, helping to drive the epidemic.”
Okay, sounds bad enough, right? How about this next section where they discuss how the drug was supposed to be prescribed only to cancer patients?
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Subsys in 2012 only for use in treating severe cancer pain. Yet prosecutors claimed doctors who took bribes often prescribed Subsys to patients without cancer, helping boost sales for Chandler, Arizona-based Insys.”
Fentanyl is an especially potent opioid, 100 times stronger than morphine.
Kapoor’s lawyers acknowledged Insys paid doctors but contended he believed they were being legally paid to discuss Subsys’ benefits.”
Now it starts to sound really bad.
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