John Kapoor (75), the billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics, ran a bribery scheme to get doctors to prescribe an addictive fentanyl spray, said Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lazarus in Boston federal court on the opening day of a trial against Kapoor and four other Insys executives.
Reuters reports that Lazurus told jurors Insys set up sham conferences and paid doctors up to $275,000 to speak at the poorly-attend fora.
Kapoor and his colleagues have pleaded not guilty to racketeering conspiracy.
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