Archive for May 2016

Florida Clandestine Beauty Treatments Result in Manslaughter Charges

Venezuelan man posed as a doctor at a Florida esthetician clinic, and injected victim with non-FDA approved substance, which triggered her death. The case is similar to the rash of cases that have recently been uncovered in Texas. Jose Robusto, a Venezuelan sought in the aesthetic treatment death of 28 year old Suyima Torres, has…

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Beware of Illegally Marketed Diabetes Treatments

This is a reprint of an FDA Alert. En Español As the number of people diagnosed with diabetes continues to grow, illegally marketed products promising to prevent, treat, and even cure diabetes are flooding the marketplace. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to use such products—for many reasons. For example,…

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Florida Police Arrest Fake Doctor Whose Fake Beauty Injections Killed Miami Woman

After three years of evading arrest, Jose Robusto has been booked by Miami authorities for manslaughter and charges that he practiced medicine without a license. Robusto is alleged to have killed Suyima Torres of Miami in June 2013 by giving her an injection of an unknown, oily yellow substance as a beauty enhancement. He introduced…

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ICE Shuts Down 67 Fake Online Pharmacy Websites For Selling Counterfeit Drugs

Website visitors now see a seizure banner displaying in place of the fake drug advertisements The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that 67 different domain names for commercial websites “engaged in the illegal sale and distribution of counterfeit and prescription drugs” have had seizure orders executed against them by U.S. Immigration and Customs…

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Lodi oncologist and Wife Pay $300,000 to Settle False Claims Act Charges Pertaining to Fake Cancer Drug Purchases

Dr. John F. Kiraly and Rena Kiraly (Kiraly’s wife and office manager) agreed to a $300,000 settlement to settle allegations that they improperly billed Medicare for certain chemotherapy drugs purchased from unlicensed foreign pharmaceutical distributor, Richards Pharma. Who: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations,…

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American Greed Tackles the Epidemic of Counterfeit Beauty Injections

NBC news show examines the clandestine business of administering non-FDA approved beauty treatments. In the new episode of American Greed, titled “Vanity and Greed: Deadly Beauty”, the NBC show looks at the story of two convicted practitioners of counterfeit beauty treatments. Mississippi resident Tracey Lynn Garner was found guilty of murder in the death of…

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