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Drug company founder John Kapoor arrested for alleged opioid scheme

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posted on Oct, 26 2017 @ 01:22 PM
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So today a founder of a drug company was arrested for taking part in a scheme to get doctors to prescribe addicting drugs to patients that may not need those drugs.

Specifically, the drug(s) involved are highly addictive and are designed for caner patients.

He is John Kapoor of Insys Therapeutics.

Apparently some other people from the same company were indicted last year for the same thing.

So, how much have these schemes to get doctors to prescribe powerful drugs to patients affected the problem in the U.S. ?



Federal agents arrested the founder of a major drug company in an early-morning raid Thursday on charges stemming from an alleged scheme to get doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid to patients who don't need it.

John Kapoor, 74, was taken into custody in Phoenix, Arizona. Kapoor is the billionaire founder and former CEO of the pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics. He faces charges including racketeering, conspiracy and fraud.

John Kapoor, founder and former CEO of Insys TherapeuticsINSYS
Kapoor is the most significant pharmaceutical executive to be criminally charged in response to the nationwide opioid crisis.


Drug company founder John Kapoor arrested for alleged opioid scheme





posted on Oct, 26 2017 @ 01:28 PM
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If this is true, then every doctor he convinced to prescribe the drug should be held accountable to.

They know the effects just as well as him, and further more they’d be the ones in a position to understand that these patients didn’t need the drug.



posted on Oct, 26 2017 @ 01:29 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

What didn't John Kapoor pay enough "lobby money" to people in high places to keep him "safe"?



posted on Oct, 26 2017 @ 01:34 PM
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Death by lethal injection seems fitting.



posted on Oct, 26 2017 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

And of course there's insurance money involved...

This is true capitalism at work. What was it Michael Douglas said in that movie so many years ago... "Greed is good." Big Pharma, Big Corporations, Big Banks...they do a great deal of running this country and ruining this country.



posted on Oct, 26 2017 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

It's about time. Wonder if he'll do a day in jail? If he does do time, it better be in max. security like all of the other drug dealers they've locked up over the decades.



posted on Oct, 26 2017 @ 01:47 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: xuenchen

What didn't John Kapoor pay enough "lobby money" to people in high places to keep him "safe"?


With his wealth and his old age, I don't imagine him getting too much time. A house arrest type thing, which I'm sure he already just sits in his mantion, directing the show.

Still good news though. And hopefully a detterent to others.



posted on Oct, 26 2017 @ 09:59 PM
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The medical industry and Pharma industry have known for a long time that opioids are addicting. They chose to put profit in front of our lives in their quest to get rich. The more people who think they need meds, the more money that these corporations make.

Most of the need for medications could be replaced by simple dietary changes, changes that do similar things in the body to what the meds do. Some are necessary though, and some people do not want doctors telling them what to eat, they would rather take pills. So why don't the doctors just tell them they cannot have them unless they make an effort to correct the problem in their diet.

In comes the food industry with fifty thousand chemicals to try to fight change. Eighty percent or more of the chemicals in our food supply have not been tested by the FDA as to their safety, they take the evidence the chemical companies provide to approve them. Nothing like letting the fox guard the henhouse.



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 03:35 AM
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originally posted by: TobyFlenderson
a reply to: xuenchen

It's about time. Wonder if he'll do a day in jail? If he does do time, it better be in max. security like all of the other drug dealers they've locked up over the decades.


He won't do a single day in jail. He's a BILLIONAIRE!!! Hell get a fine, maybe some community service and that will be that



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 03:40 AM
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The makers of Oxycontin are evil as well. They really pushed Oxycontin back in the late 90s and early 2000's and described it as "non-addictive". Doctors were prescribing to anyone and everyone and of course they told their patients that it was a "non addictive wonder drug" Most all bug Pharma company's are the devil in disguise. Not sure how these people can sleep at night knowing how many people they have killed and how many I've they have wrecked.



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 03:59 AM
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Will the feds confiscate his company like they would confiscate any normal citizens vehicle if it was used to say, transport drugs?

What about all his money? It was gained illegally so his bank accounts should be seized as well.



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 06:31 AM
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Is that the same guy who approached local marijuana producers about testing his synthetic thc? Yup it is.


Cant wait for that truth to come out. Anyone who's stepped foot in a Az dispensary can tell you theres something off about most the product.
edit on 27-10-2017 by BigBangWasAnEcho because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 10:36 AM
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a reply to: BigBangWasAnEcho

Yep, it's also the same company who donated $500,000 to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy.

Ironically, there's nothing responsible about their policies, i.e., to keep the market in the hands of organised criminals, but I digress.



Insys Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company that was one of the chief financial backers of the opposition to marijuana legalization in Arizona last year, received preliminary approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration this week for Syndros, a synthetic marijuana drug.


Insys gave $500,000 last summer to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, the group opposing marijuana legalization in Arizona. The donation amounted to roughly 10 percent of all money raised by the group in an ultimately successful campaign against legalization. Insys was the only pharmaceutical company known to be giving money to oppose legalization last year, according to a Washington Post analysis of campaign finance records.

Syndros is a synthetic formulation of THC, the main psychoactive component in the cannabis plant. It was approved by the FDA last summer to treat nausea, vomiting and weight loss in cancer and AIDS patients. [...]


Source - A Pharma Company That Spent $500,000 Trying To Keep Pot Illegal Just Got DEA Approval For Synthetic Cannabis

The pharma industry is a wretched hive of scum and villainy.





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