Opioid company founder gets 5.5-year prison sentence
Insys founder John Kapoor. Photo: Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
A judge has sentenced John Kapoor, the founder and former CEO of Insys Therapeutics, to 5.5 years in prison after a jury found him guilty in a bribery and racketeering scheme around the company's potent opioid drug, Subsys.
Why it matters: "Kapoor, 76, is now the highest-ranking pharmaceutical executive to be sentenced in a case linked to the opioid crisis," Reuters reports.