From WSJ and Ken Ditkowsky–Feds arrest Corp Officers involved in Opioid drug kickbacks to docs

http://www.wsj.com/articles/former-insys-ceo-arrested-in-opioid-prescription-kickback-case-1481228056?emailToken=JRrzdvB/ZH%2BUhdE8aswy00ctY7NNCumSV0iSJ33Nf0HWrnHOve%2BtgqQzwtyvoGSuSQNi/d0f5HQ%2BXSHQh2wvX86amLR2mlThcHBGo9SdjV3SYB6LxBPU

Of course, everyone knows that the main revenue stream keeping Elder Cleansing alive is the over use of opiods and psych drugs on the elderly and disabled.

Only one problem, the use of psych drugs and opiods in elders and disableds comes with a black box warning against such use by the FDA and is highly illegal.

Probate courts condemn the elderly to slums and ghettos called “nursing homes” who then drug the patients to death.  If they resist, they are held down and shot up with halodol (Wyman and Teichert).  No one stops this.  If Protective Family members protest, they are smeared and called felons, drug addicts (when it’s the probate judges and attorneys forcing illegal drugs on seniors and disableds) and they are threatened.

Look at this indictment and see why it is nearly impossible to stop the machine, until people get fed up and light a fire under the FBI to do its job.

In Illinois, we have the IDPR to investigate, but when one mother complained (Gidan) that her disabled son was being held by a psychopathic father, the judge said “he didn’t have time to read the file (of abuse)” and kept the son with the abusive father. Soon the son will turn 18, but did he finish high school?  (nope)  Did he miss most days?  (yep), under the mother’s care did he get A’s in honor’s level classes? (yep). So why was this judge so stubborn he ignored all this and place an innocent disabled son with the father to skip school, drop out and get drugged into being a zombie with illegal psych drugs? (profit and kickbacks?)

And why does no on investigate.

Just today, a clouted attorney on the 18th floor made sure a woman was condemned to die in a nursing home, drugged and the protests of a Protective Son were ignored by the court. The demands of a clouted attorney were rubber stamped to drug, keep the elderly mother in a nursing home, and make sure she suffered the worst form of torture imagined.  She has bed sores and no one cares. They are per se mal practice, but you think this clouted attorney reported it?  Of course not.  He needs to be condemned to a nursing home, shot up and drugged with death the only way out and septicemia from bed sores.

Is anyone listening to Ken and I and Candice Schwager and Barb Stone–the only attorneys who will speak out.

The ARDC and Jerome Larkin hate it.  Talking about abuse of the elderly as an attorney in probate court means ARDC Attorney Melissa Smart will accuse the attorney in one of the ARDC’s kangaroo courts of “yelling fire in a crowded theater”.

No attorney in Illinois is supposed to protect the elderly here. They are condemned to die in the slums and ghettos of nursing homes with force psych drugging. Alice Gore lost $1.5 million (uninvestigated) and 29 gold teeth in a famous 18th floor slum-like nursing home when she could have been pampered at home by her kind and caring protective Daughter.  But the Daughter protested and was slapped with a $60k bogus judgment.  She was not deterred and to this day continues to appear on a highly popular cable show speaking out against what atrocities happened to her mother–Alice Gore, who was eventually drugged to death and all skin and bones in the end–an end that happened soon after she lost her 29 gold teeth to some miscreant dentist who has yet to still be investigated and punished for this horrific crime.

Has the ARDC investigated the lawyers involved?  Nope. Do they continue to abuse and drug disableds and seniors under the guise of an unlawful probate court?  Yep.

Read on for the full article.

JoAnne

Six former executives and managers at Insys Therapeutics Inc. were arrested on Thursday and charged with conspiring to defraud health insurers and bribe doctors in exchange for prescribing the company’s fentanyl painkiller, Subsys, the Justice Department said.

Among those arrested were former Chief Executive Michael Babich, who resigned from the company in November 2015. Mr. Babich, 40 years old, was charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, and conspiracy to violate the anti-kickback law.

The racketeering, wire fraud and mail fraud charges each carry penalties of up to 20 years in prison, in addition to fines and supervised release, the government said. Violation of the anti-kickback statute carries up to five years in prison.

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Before resigning last year, Mr. Babich had helped oversee the company’s early success, which included its stock becoming the best-performing initial public offering of 2013. He sold $30.6 million in Insys stock during his tenure as CEO, according to Thomson Reuters data. In addition, he was paid more than $10 million in accelerated stock options and cash as part of his severance from the company in 2015, according to Insys regulatory filings.

Mr. Babich didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. His attorney said he intends to plead not guilty.

In a statement, Insys said the arrests on Thursday related to previously disclosed investigations and that the company “continues to cooperate with all relevant authorities in its ongoing investigations and is committed to complying with laws and regulations that govern our products and business practices.”

Thursday’s arrests were the latest to result from ongoing investigations into Insys, a once-highflying pharmaceuticals company based in Chandler, Ariz., that has struggled over the past year amid increasing scrutiny by prosecutors and regulators.

Including the arrests on Thursday, 11 former Insys employees this year have been charged with breaking federal law.

Shares of Insys fell 11.9% through the close of regular trading on Thursday; shares have fallen 67% so far this year. Global sales of Subsys soared 50% to $329 million in 2015, but have declined significantly this year amid heightened scrutiny of opioid abuse and the company’s business practices. Analysts expect Subsys sales to decline 28% to $237.7 million in 2016, according to FactSet.

Insys and its chief executive and majority shareholder, John N. Kapoor, were the subject of a Journal article in November that detailed the company’s relationships with doctors, including a pair of Alabama physicians scheduled to go on trial next month to face criminal charges of operating what prosecutors allege was a “pill mill.”

The charges on Thursday were brought byCarmen Ortiz, the U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts.

“I hope that today’s charges send a clear message that we will continue to attack the opioid epidemic from all angles, whether it is corporate greed or street level dealing,” Ms. Ortiz said in a statement.

Also charged on Thursday were Alec Burlakoff,the company’s former vice president of sales; former national sales director Richard Simon; former vice president of managed markets Michael Gurry; and former regional sales directors Sunrise Lee and Joseph Rowan.

Anthony Pacheco, an attorney for Mr. Rowan, said in an email that “the indictment in itself is nothing more than a list of the government’s unproven factual assertions and legal theories.”

Ms. Lee and Mr. Simon couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. The other former employees or their attorneys didn’t immediately respond.

Mr. Babich and the other defendants disguised the company’s bribes to doctors and other health-care practitioners as legitimate fees paid for promoting Subsys to colleagues at speaking events, the government alleges in a criminal indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts.

Subsys, a rapid-acting and highly addictive opioid, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat extreme cancer pain. Messrs. Babich, Burlakoff and Simon, however, targeted their sales efforts at doctors who prescribed fast-acting fentanyl for all types of pain, the indictment alleges.

The goal of the speaker’s program was to reward large prescribers of Subsys, the indictment alleges. Mr. Burlakoff allegedly told an Insys sales representative in a text message that prescribers “do not need to be good speakers, they need to write a lot of” Subsys, the indictment alleges. Speaking events were “were often just social gatherings at high-price restaurants that involved no education and no presentation,” the indictment alleges.

Mr. Babich and the others closely tracked how much money each speaker was paid, how many Subsys prescriptions they wrote and the resulting net revenue Insys received, the indictment alleges. For a time, the former employees also explicitly calculated the return on investment from each speaker, the indictment alleges.

Many insurers refused to pay for Subsys unless prescriptions met certain criteria, such as being prescribed for cancer pain or for patients who had already tried cheaper alternatives, the Journal reported in November. To help address the problem, Messrs. Babich and Gurry in January 2013 created and operated a reimbursement unit that worked on behalf of doctors to obtain payment authorization directly from insurers, the indictment alleges.

Mr. Gurry and other unnamed conspirators taught reimbursement unit employees “how to mislead and deceive insurers regarding their employment, patient diagnoses, and tried and failed medications,” the indictment alleges. The reimbursement unit’s methods were effective: Roughly a year after the unit was launched, about 85% of prescriptions were approved for payment by insurers, up from roughly one-third of prescriptions in November 2012, the indictment alleges.

Write to Joseph Walker at joseph.walker@wsj.com

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3 thoughts on “From WSJ and Ken Ditkowsky–Feds arrest Corp Officers involved in Opioid drug kickbacks to docs

    • I have reported your case to the authorities. I have no license and you have not asked me to represent you. I don’t know what you want me to do other than report the case to the states attorneys and the FBI, which I have done. You need to hire a competent lawyer. I cannot represent you. And, no, I leased the office. Joe was a subtenant. He died this past year, so I’m not sure why you think he provided me with office space. Whatever you want me to do for you, please just ask. You need to fill out form IRS 3949 for all the money the clouted judges and lawyers took from you illegally. Thanks. You and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers. Why don’t you start a blog about your mom’s case? It’s very corrupt. I would be glad to help you. Please load up all the pleadings in your mom’s case on gdrive and share them with me. I just wrote a book with Teresa Lyles on her mom’s case. Go ahead and order a copy and ask me for a book contract and I’d be glad to help you write one. I have not heard from you in a long time. If you want a blog post, write one up. If you want to start a blog about all the corruption, I’d be glad to help you with that. (we need a whole lot more blogs). If you want a book, ask and I will send you a book contract. Get going.

  1. Joann, you know about my ongoing case (Lahody) and you do nothing.While my mom is still alive, why don’t you fight for her, instead of past cases.Ironically my mom’s tax specialist was Dubow, who provided you with officespace. Igor

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