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Drug magnate gets 5 years for opioid peddling

 

NEW YORK: John Kapoor, the founder of US drug maker Insys, was sentenced to five and a half years in prison on Thursday (Friday in Manila) for helping fuel America’s deadly opioid crisis. The 76-year-old became the first owner of a pharmaceutical company to go to prison over the crisis that has killed tens of thousands of Americans. Kapoor was convicted in May of an elaborate scheme that saw Insys pay doctors money to prescribe the company’s addictive painkiller Subsys to patients who didn’t need it.

AFP


 

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