Convictions of pharmaceutical executives in synthetic opioid case partially overturned

Subsys was used to manage cancer pain.

(CNN)The convictions of four former top executives of Insys Therapeutics, an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company which made the powerful opioid Subsys, have been partially overturned by a federal judge in Boston.

Two of the four convictions of Insys founder John Kapoor and three other former executives were thrown out by US District Court Judge Allison Burroughs in a ruling Tuesday
Burroughs overturned convictions for alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Act and for alleged honest services fraud arising from the executives' part in marketing and selling Subsys.
The drug is a highly addictive synthetic opioid that was intended to manage cancer pain.
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