Former Pharmaceutical CEO to Plead Guilty in Opioid Scheme

May justice be served.

The former head of Insys Therapeutics will plead guilty for his part in bribing doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid in an effort to increase the drug’s sales.

Federal prosecutors in Boston revealed that Michael Babich will plead guilty to conspiracy and mail fraud.

In addition to Babich, five other Insys employees are embroiled in the bribery efforts but have pleaded not guilty.

The drug Babich was pushing doctors to sell was Subsys, which contains fentanyl—an opioid 100 times more potent than morphine. With over 100 people a day dying due to opioid overdoses and millions more battling addiction these substances, Insys’s efforts effectively put lives at risk to satiate the greed of its executives.

For this reason, many are hoping Babich gets a maximum sentence.

The opioid crisis has brought pain and hardship to Americans everywhere.

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