Drug company put ‘profits over patients’ with opioid push: prosecutors

Top executives at the Arizona-based drug company Insys Therapeutics bribed doctors into prescribing an addictive opioid spray containing fentanyl, deceiving insurers into paying for it, federal prosecutors in Boston claimed Thursday.

Insys founder and majority owner John Kapoor, 74, and four other former executives are accused of racketeering conspiracy and other charges. Two others, former Insys CEO Michael Babich and former vice president of sales Alec Burlakoff, have already pleaded guilty and testified against their onetime colleagues.  READ MORE>>