Archive for May 2015

Doctors, Do You Know Where The Medication You Prescribed Came From? FDA Wants You to “Know Your Source.”

Doctors, medical office managers, and others responsible for medication purchasing need to know about the FDA’s “Know Your Source” campaign. With the help of a few simple pieces of advice from the agency responsible for guaranteeing medication safety, you can make sure that the prescription drugs in your office are FDA-approved. By sticking with state-licensed wholesale medication distributors you can safeguard the health of your patients and protect your practice from liability as well.

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PSM Board Member Jim Dahl Interviews FDA-OCI Director George M. Karavetsos

In January 2015, George M. Karavetsos was appointed the new head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations (FDA-OCI). Previous to his appointment as Director of FDA-OCI, Mr. Karavetsos served as the executive assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Assistant General Counsel in the FDA’s Office of the…

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Illicit Canadian Pharmaceutical Wholesaler Pays $75 Million and 5 Conspirators Prosecuted in Massive Misbranded/Counterfeit Drugs Case

In one of the largest prosecutions of its kind, illicit Canadian pharmaceutical wholesaler SB Medical Inc./TC Medical Group were fined $45 million and forced to forfeit another $30 million in profits due to their years-long conspiracy to smuggle misbranded and counterfeit medications into the United States. From 2011-2014, TC Medical smuggled orthopedic injections, rheumatology infusions,…

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