Missouri Clinic Manager Sentenced for Receiving Misbranded Botox

Thomas Greg Martin was sentenced to six months of home confinement, 120 hours of community service, a forfeiture of $32,000 and three years of probation for receiving misbranded Botox® from a foreign, unlicensed drug wholesaler. Thomas operated Aestheticare LLC, a medical clinic with several locations which provided cosmetic procedures to patients in St. Louis County, Missouri. Between March 2010 and September 2012, Martin made over 50 purchases of these drugs and treated clinic patients with them. Martin pled guilty last December to one felony charge of receiving misbranded drugs.

Who: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations, US Department of Justice
When: March 28, 2014, March 2010-September 2012
Where: St. Louis, Missouri
Additional details: Martin ordered the drugs after receiving a fax transmission from an unlicensed distributor who offered them at $345 a vial. The FDA-approved version of Botox is typically $525 per vial.

Related sources:

"Clinic Manager Sentenced For Receiving Misbranded Botox," US Department of Justice press release, March 28, 2014

"December 2, 2013: Clinc Manager Pleads Guilty to Receiving Misbranded Botox," FDA-OCI press release, December 2, 2013

Robert Patrick, "Medical Clinic in St. Louis County Gave Misbranded Botox to Patients, Feds Say," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 2, 2013