John Nath Kapoor
1942/1943 (age 75–76)
|Residence||Phoenix, Arizona, US|
|Alma mater||Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai|
|Known for||Large shareholder of Akorn Pharmaceuticals|
Founder and chairman, Insys Therapeutics
|Net worth||$1.9 billion (September 2017)|
|Spouse(s)||Editha Kapoor (deceased)|
John Nath Kapoor (born 1942/1943) is a former billionaire pharmaceutical entrepreneur and now convicted felon. He is the founder of Insys Therapeutics. In 2017, Kapoor was arrested and charged with RICO conspiracy, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and other crimes. He was convicted on all counts in 2019. He also owns a large stake in the generic drugmaker Akorn.
John Nath Kapoor was born in Amritsar, India, into a family of modest means. He later moved to Mumbai, where he graduated from the Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT) with a degree in pharmacy. He went to University at Buffalo on a scholarship and obtained a doctorate in medicinal chemistry in 1972.
He began his career in 1972 at Invenex Pharmaceutical on Grand Island, NY.
He moved from India to Lake Forest, Illinois. He has four children and now lives in Phoenix, Arizona. The John and Editha Kapoor Charitable Foundation, which supports the fight against cancer, was named after his late wife Editha, who died of breast cancer. The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences named their building John and Editha Kapoor Hall, after a donation to the school by John, to honor him and his late wife.
In October 2017, Kapoor was arrested in Arizona and charged with RICO conspiracy, conspiracy to commit wirefraud, and conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Law. The charges stem from allegations that he participated in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid manufactured by his company, Insys therapeutic’s under the brand name Subsys.  U.S. Attorney William Weinreb said the charges reflected authorities' commitment to combat the opioid epidemic. Kapoor is also alleged to have conspired to defraud health insurance providers. Shortly after the charges were announced, Kapoor resigned from the Board of Insys Therapeutics.
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