Pharma CEO who funded anti-marijuana campaign accused of giving docs kickbacks to prescribe opioids

U.S. prosecutors leveled charges Thursday against the billionaire founder of an opioid medication maker that has faced increasing scrutiny from authorities across the country over allegations of pushing prescriptions of powerful painkillers amid a drug epidemic that is claiming thousands of lives each year.

The fraud and racketeering case against Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor came the same day President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency. Continue reading “Pharma CEO who funded anti-marijuana campaign accused of giving docs kickbacks to prescribe opioids”

Missouri sues three big pharma companies for “campaign of fraud and deception”

Helen Fabick was an honors student who in February 2014 was supposed to attend a daddy-daughter dance at her high school. Instead, her father found the 17-year-old dead in her bed.

“If this sounds like a nightmare, it has definitely been a nightmare for our family,” Helen’s mother, Jammie Fabick, said during a news conference Wednesday with Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. Continue reading “Missouri sues three big pharma companies for “campaign of fraud and deception””