US: Indian-born billionaire 'bribed docs with cash, strip clubs'

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US: Indian-born billionaire 'bribed docs with cash, strip clubs'

Jan 28, 2019 17:50 IST

An Indian-origin billionaire and pharmaceutical company chief executive has come under the scanner for illegal marketing tactics that contributed to an epidemic of opioid addiction and deaths in the United States. John Kapoor is accused of bribing doctors to prescribe a highly addictive painkiller by offering them cash, dinners and in one instance, a $1,000 private champagne-room session at a strip club.

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