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Billionaire big pharma CEO who funded anti-cannabis campaign charged with bribing doctors to prescribe opioids
10-28-2017, 12:21 PM #1
Strigoi Diavolul
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Quote: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.

The case naming Kapoor follows indictments against the company’s former CEO and other executives and managers on allegations that they provided kickbacks to doctors to prescribe a potent opioid called Subsys.

In the new indictment, Kapoor, 74, of Phoenix, and the other defendants are accused of offering bribes to doctors to write large numbers of prescriptions for the fentanyl-based pain medication that is meant only for cancer patients with severe pain. Most of the people who received prescriptions did not have cancer.
More@ http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/10/27/in...ana/91014/

He'll probably get a lesser sentence than someone busted for a couple of grams of weed. 13.gif Still a small number of people making big dough from keeping this out of the public's hands.

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10-28-2017, 01:43 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Not very shocking unfortunately
10-30-2017, 06:22 AM #3
Ninelives Singing In The Rain
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I started using Kratom, I have not had a pain pill for 7 days now. I feel great, better then I have in years. Kratom does not get high and it is not a drug. Kratom is a leaf of a tree found in Southeast Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and other regions as well. Its botanical name is Mitragyna Speciosa and comes from the same family as the coffee tree. NO Pain !!!

Kratom has been used as an alternative and natural means of treatment for many conditions, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, fatigue, diabetes, opiate addiction, and opiate withdrawals, and to promote feelings of wellness and happiness.

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10-30-2017, 08:43 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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That's great news, Nine! That's why I can't get Kratom here in the EU. Nobody's making much money off natural remedies gaah.gif
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10-30-2017, 03:37 PM #5
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If cannabis goes legal worldwide the days of opiates are over for the most part.
11-01-2017, 01:33 PM #6
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(10-30-2017, 03:37 PM)Random German Guy Wrote:  If cannabis goes legal worldwide the days of opiates are over for the most part.

It's harmless, science points to that overwhelmingly. When legal, people get off opiates, traffic fatalities lessen, alcohol and tobacco sales go down, state budgets from taxes skyrocket and the federal government continues to serve the interests of the outdated industries it would hurt, not the people legalization would help.



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