But he was posthumously vindicated in court:
Unfortunately, Gleason did not live to see this welcome reversal of the federal government’s crusade against him and the promotion of Xyrem — a drug widely used by physicians, including Gleason, to treat a number of medical conditions beyond what the federal Food and Drug Administration approved it for. Hounded for years, he saw his career and finances ruined by the relentless war waged against him by FDA bureaucrats and Justice Department prosecutors. Gleason committed suicide on Feb. 7, 2011…
No wonder Gleason was shocked when he found himself surrounded and handcuffed by six federal agents who were waiting for him at a train station on New York’s Long Island on March 6, 2006. When prosecutors could not convince Gleason to cooperate against the drug manufacturer — he did not feel that either he or Orphan Medical had violated the law — they indicted him, triggering a downward spiral that wreaked havoc on his medical practice.
Source: Wall Street Journal.