The Daily Caller News Foundation, one of the best sources of real journalism in America today reported that Federal authorities arrested the billionaire founder and owner of Insys Therapeutics.
John Kapoor, 74 was charged for bribing doctors and pain clinics into prescribing the company’s deadly fentanyl product to their patients.
Addictive drugs that include opioids, we now know, are claiming over 64,000 lives a year in the United States alone.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) charged John Kapoor, 74, with racketeering and leading a national conspiracy through bribery and fraud to coerce the illegal distribution of the company’s fentanyl spray,
Seven even other current and former executives at the pharmaceutical company with racketeering were also charged for a leading a national conspiracy through bribery and fraud.
Fentanyl is more than 50 times stronger than morphine, and ingesting just 2 mg is enough to cause an adult to fatally overdose.
The hard drug is intended for use as a pain killer by cancer patients. The company’s stock prices dropped more than 20% following the arrests.
The series of arrests came just hours after President Donald Trump officially declared the country’s opioid epidemic a national emergency.
Drug overdoses led to 64,070 deaths in 2016, which is more than the amount of American lives lost in the entire Vietnam War.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “This Justice Department will not tolerate this. We will hold accountable anyone – from street dealers, doctors to corporate executives — who illegally contributes to this nationwide epidemic.
Under the leadership of President Trump, the administration is fully committed to defeating this threat to the American people.
Trump continues to fight to end the drug cartels and health care monopolies that are destroying the nation. More and more drug companies finally facing the legal scrutiny they deserve for engaging in the mass medical murder of Americans with dangerous, deadly drugs.
And then there’s the question of vaccines, the autism cover-up and the criminal racket run by the CDC, Big Pharma and the lying mainstream media. When that medical fraud and corruption scandal blows sky-high, we may see dozens of pharmaceutical officials going to prison.
News Target.com / ABC Flash Point News 2019.