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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 »

Former Insys executive pleads guilty to opioid bribe scheme

BOSTON (Reuters) – A former executive at Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe the company’s powerful opioid medication and entered into a deal to cooperate with prosecutors. Alec Burlakoff (L), former vice president of sales at Insys, arrives to appear in federal court after… Read More »