Lawyer: Clients encouraged by drug company CEO’s indictment

PORTSMOUTH — An attorney for Seacoast residents, who claim they were unlawfully prescribed the addictive and fentanyl-based drug Subsys, said his clients are encouraged by the arrest last week of John Kapoor, founder of the company that sells Subsys.

Kapoor is charged by federal authorities with bribery and racketeering, charges that mirror allegations made by Portsmouth lawyer Michael Rainboth. The allegations include claims that Insys paid its employees to market Subsys, a fentanyl-spray taken orally, to patients who did not have cancer, while the drug was only approved for cancer patients.