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Insys Founder Charged With Nationwide Conspiracy to Push Fentanyl Prescriptions

Oct. 31, 2017

John Kapoor, founder and majority owner of Insys Therapeutics, was arrested and charged with bribery and fraud in the illegal distribution of a fentanyl spray, an opioid intended to treat pain in cancer patients.

Kapoor, 74, was charged with leading a nationwide RICO conspiracy and other felonies, including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Law.

The indictment against Kapoor also includes allegations against several former Insys executives and managers who were first charged in December 2016.

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