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Insys Founder Gets 5½ Years in Prison in Opioid Kickback Scheme

A federal judge sentenced John Kapoor, the founder of the opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics, to five and a half years in prison Thursday for his role in a racketeering scheme that bribed doctors to prescribe a highly addictive opioid and misled insurers. The case had been closely watched because it represented a rare criminal inquiry… Read More »

Drugmakers Astellas, Amgen to pay $125 million in U.S. charity kickback probe

BOSTON (Reuters) – Two drugmakers will pay nearly $ 125 million to resolve claims they used charities that help cover Medicare patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs as a way to pay kickbacks aimed at encouraging the use of their high-priced medications, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of Japanese pharmaceutical company… Read More »