Drug company founder, executives convicted of bribe scheme that fuelled U.S. opioid epidemic
The founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc and four colleagues were found guilty on Thursday of bribing doctors to prescribe the drugmaker`s addictive painkiller, helping to drive the U.S. opioid drug abuse crisis.
A federal jury in Boston found John Kapoor, who served as the Chandler, Arizona-based drugmaker`s chairman, and his co-defendants guilty of racketeering conspiracy for a scheme that also misled insurers into paying for the drug.
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