This case shows just how corrupt Big Pharma really is.
It really is no lie when the pharmaceutical industry get compared to the cartel, as this recent case has highlighted.
A top Big Pharma CEO has been charged with conspiracy to bribe doctors into buying and distributing pain medication aimed at cancer patients.
The man in question is John Kapoor, 74 founder of Insys Therapeutics and he was charged with wrongfully pushing fentanyl products onto doctors for hefty sums of money.
“The Department of Justice (DOJ) charged John Kapoor, 74, and seven other current and former executives at the pharmaceutical company with racketeering for a leading a national conspiracy through bribery and fraud to coerce the illegal distribution of the company’s fentanyl spray, which is intended for use as a pain killer by cancer patients.
The company’s stock prices fell more than 20 percent following the arrests, according to the New York Post.”
The conspiracies concerning Big Pharma and their questionable ethics have been around for years, but this case shows just how high up the ranks the corruption has gone, and shows the absolute disregard for patient health.
Big Pharma are concerned with one thing only – profit margins. They will strive to get the biggest sales on the drugs that bring them the biggest profits, despite it not being in the patients interest.
The fentanyl sprays that were being used in the bribery deals are aimed at cancer patients, but the drug is part of the problem of the current opioid problem that is sweeping across America.
Even President Trump has raised awareness over the painkiller epidemic that has taken hold of many parts of the U.S., swearing to stamp out the problem, all the while the pharmaceutical companies are doing whatever it takes to ensure their products still end up in the hands of the most vulnerable.