Bloomberg Law
Nov. 27, 2020, 4:37 PM

Opioid Exec John Kapoor Permanently Banned From U.S. Drug Work

Jeannie Baumann
Jeannie Baumann

Convicted opioid executive John Kapoor won’t be allowed to work on drugs regulated by the U.S. once his prison term ends.

The Food and Drug Administration posted a debarment notice Friday for Kapoor and a separate one for Barry J. Cadden, who founded a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak. The permanent debarment notices prohibit both Kapoor and Cadden from “providing services in any capacity to a person that has an approved or pending drug product application.”

The notices fulfill an FDA statutory requirement to debar anyone who has been convicted of a felony related ...