Former pharmaceutical executive pleads guilty to racketeering scheme

>> 44 YEAR OLD ALEC BURLAKOFF
ADMITS HE WAS PART OF A
RACKETEERING CONSPIRACY TO BRIBE
DOCTORS TO PRESCRIBE THE
FENTANYL SPRAY SUBSYS TO
PATIENTS WHO DIDN’T NEED IT. THE HIGHLY ADDICTIVE DRUG APPROVED
ONLY FOR CANCER PATIENTS
SUFFERING THE MOST EXTREME PAIN. WITH HIS GUILTY PLEA TODAY. BURLAKOFF HAS AGREED TO TESTIFY
FOR THE GOVERNMENT AGAINST HIS
FORMER BOSSES AT THE COMPANY
INSYS. BILLIONAIRE FOUNDER JOHN
KAPOOR. AND FORMER CEO MICHAEL
BABICH. AS WELL AS OTHER FORMER EMPLOYEES. BABICH AND KAPOOR
HAVE PLEADED NOT GUILTY. BURLAKOFF WAS THE VICE PRESIDENT
OF SALES AT INSYS FROM 2012 TO
2015. AND SAYS HE WILL TESTIFY
ABOUT THE COMPANY’S KICKBACK
SCHEME, PAYING OFF MEDICAL STAFF
AND LYING TO INSURANCE COMPANIES – ALL TO GET THE DRUG APPROVED
FOR PATIENTS WITH ONLY BASIC
PAIN OR OTHER AILMENTS. MA
BECAME ADDICTED AND SOME DIED. MACKENZIE COLBY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
TOLD 5 INVESTIGATES SAYS SHE WAS
PRESCRIBED SUBSYS FOR BACK PAIN. HAD NO IDEA HOW ADDICTIVE IT
WAS. AND GOT HOOKED. >> “YOU PRAY TO DIE. YOU REALLY
DO. IT’S AN ALL-OVER
INDESCRIBABLE BODY PAIN. SWEATING, SHAKING.”
“I GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I
WASN’T TAKING IT FOR PAIN
ANYMORE. I WAS TAKING IT SO I
WOULDN’T BE SICK ANYMORE.”
>> KAPOORS ATTORNEY TELL US – THE GOVERNMENT’S EMBRACE OF ALEC
BURLAKOFF IS A SIGN OF
DESPERATION. WHEN MR. BURLAKOFF
FIRST MET WITH PROSECUTORS AND
SPOKE TO THEM FOR HOURS, THEY
CALLED HIM A LIAR.” BURLAKOFF’S ATTORNEY SAYS THE
PROSECUTORS CLAIMS ABOUT INSYS
ARE ALL TRUE…AND MORE WILL BE
REVEALED AT TRIAL OF THE
EXECUTIVES SCHEDULED FOR
JANU

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