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Feds want restraining order on Insys founder’s millions before sentencing

Prosecutors have filed a restraining order against convicted Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor, hoping to keep his assets intact ahead of his sentencing and likely multimillion-dollar restitution amount. “The Defendant’s assets, while significant, are not so significant that he may dissipate assets and also fully compensate his victims for the actual harm he caused them,” […]

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Lawsuit: Drug rep pushed improper fentanyl prescription

A former nurse’s aide at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital claims in a lawsuit that she became addicted to fentanyl after a Lehighton doctor improperly prescribed it for her at the behest of a drug company representative who received commissions from the drug sales. A Lackawanna County pharmacist also is named as a defendant in the lawsuit […]

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Powerful opioid that killed NJ woman likely distributed by Rochester Drug Cooperative

Between May 2012 and November 2016, Pharmacy-1 received more than $10.5 million in dividends from RDC, federal authorities allege. Court papers show that Pharmacy-1 is based in the same location as Linden Care. “It’s clearly Linden Care,” Fuller family attorney Hollawell said of Pharmacy-1. (Hollawell and another New Jersey attorney, Mark Dewland, represent the Fullers.) […]

Wichita Doctor Sentenced to Life For Diverting Rx Drugs to the Streets

WICHITA, KAN. – Wichita physician Steven R. Henson was sentenced today to life in federal prison for unlawfully distributing prescription drugs, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. “I want this case to send a message to physicians and the health care community,” McAllister said. “Unlawfully distributing opioids and other controlled substances is a federal crime that […]