Category Archives: Big Pharma

Big Pharma Exec Sentenced to Over Five Years in Prison For Role in Opioid Crisis

“He was already a billionaire when this started, and this made him even richer,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathaniel Yeager at big pharma drug dealer John Kapoor’s trial. On Thursday, the Insys Therapeutics founder saw the price of that greed. After pleading not guilty, Kapoor was convicted of orchestrating a criminal conspiracy and sentenced to […]

Victims Of Opioid Abuse To Help Decide How Much Purdue Pharma Should Pay

Victims of opioid addiction weren’t in the room when OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma persuaded half the state attorneys general to settle claims over the company’s role in the nationwide overdose epidemic. Now that Purdue is in federal bankruptcy court, four people whose lives were touched by addiction have important seats at the table — and […]

Trial Against Johnson & Johnson For Their Role in Opioid Crisis Begins Today

Opening statements for a trial against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson began in an Oklahoma courtroom on Tuesday in a civil action designed by state officials to hold the drugmaker accountable for its role in the opioid crisis. The suit alleges that Johnson & Johnson, along with Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of Oxycontin, and Teva […]

Pharmaceutical Company CEO Found Guilty of Bribing Doctors to Prescribe Opioids

Former pharmaceutical company CEO John Kapoor was convicted of racketeering by a jury in Boston last week in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe opioids. Four other executives of Insys, the drug firm founded by Kapoor, were also found guilty in the case after a 10-week trial and 15 days of jury deliberations. “Today’s […]

Former Pharmaceutical Company CEO Indicted for Role in Opioid Crisis

A pharmaceutical distribution company, its former CEO, and another top executive have been criminally charged for their role in the opioid crisis that continues to plague the United States. The indictments for conspiracy to violate narcotics laws mark the first time a major drug distributor or executive has been indicted on drug trafficking charges, according […]