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October 31, 2017

Former executive charged with conspiring to illegally distribute fentanyl

  • Industry
  • Neuroscience

The Washington Post – The founder of an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company has been charged with spearheading a “nationwide conspiracy” to illegally distribute fentanyl, a powerful prescription painkiller.

John N. Kapoor, 74, was charged with numerous felonies, including RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization) conspiracy and wire fraud. Prosecutors allege Kapoor, the founder of Insys Therapeutics, colluded with doctors and pharmacies to prescribe fentanyl that was not medically necessary and defraud insurance companies for payment.

Read more at The Washington Post.

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