Insys Trial A Salvo In 'Militaristic' Gov't Attack On Opioids

By Chris Villani (January 24, 2019, 6:07 PM EST) -- A bribery trial starting Monday for a group of former Insys Therapeutics Inc. executives is one layer in a "militaristic" government attack on the opioid crisis in Massachusetts, one in which experts say everyone from billion-dollar companies to individual prescribers are under the microscope.

Several fronts in the government's enforcement battle against the epidemic have opened up in recent weeks, including the criminal prosecution of Insys' wealthy founder, John Kapoor, and several other former company executives. The U.S. Attorney's office in Massachusetts, which is bringing the Insys case, also raised eyebrows with warning letters sent to an unspecified number of doctors...

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