Ex-Indivior CEO Cops To Misdemeanor In Opioid Case

By Jody Godoy (June 30, 2020, 10:27 PM EDT) -- Former Indivior CEO Shaun Thaxter pled guilty in Virginia federal court Tuesday to a misdemeanor for failing to prevent the company from giving misleading safety statistics to Massachusetts officials as part of a marketing campaign for one of the company's opioid addiction treatments.

Thaxter stepped down as Indivior's CEO on Monday, the day before he pled guilty to one count of misdemeanor drug misbranding for his role in an effort to market the company's Suboxone Film, an opioid used to manage the symptoms of opioid dependence.

The charge stems from a push by the company to get the Massachusetts Medicaid program,...

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