BOSTON (AP) — The wealthy founder of a drug company is heading to trial on allegations that he led a scheme to bribe doctors into prescribing a highly addictive fentanyl spray.
Opening statements are expected in Boston’s federal court Monday in the case of Insys Therapeutics Inc. founder John Kapoor and four other former employees of the Chandler, Arizona-based company.READ MORE: 'Frightening Anti-Semitism': Jewish Community Focused On Security After Texas Synagogue Hostage Situation
They’re accused of conspiring to pay doctors bribes and kickbacks in order to boost sales for the drug that’s meant for cancer patients with severe pain.READ MORE: Stoneham Police Officer Needs 30 Stitches To Face And Head After Being Attacked By Dog
Kapoor has said he committed no crimes and believes he will be vindicated at trial. The 75-year-old stepped down from the company’s board of directors after his 2017 arrest.
Two other high-level Insys executives have pleaded guilty in the case and are expected to testify against Kapoor.MORE NEWS: Eversource Prepares For 'Kitchen Sink' Storm Expected To Bring Snow, Rain And Wind To New England
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