Archive for June 2016

Operation Pangea IX Shuts Down over 4,000 Fake Online Pharmacies

In its 9th year, the International Week of Action brought together enforcement organizations from 115 countries throughout the globe in an effort of eliminate the sales of counterfeit medication online. The 9th Interpol-led effort Operation Pangea just completed its efforts, according to a June 9th press release from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). George…

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LifeLogic Pharmaceuticals Owner Pleads Guilty in Misbranded Drugs Case

A Cranston, Rhode Island businessman, Arif Diwan, has pleaded guilty to charges that he and his company, Lifescreen LLC sold pharmaceuticals purchased from India and other countries as FDA-approved medication. Diwan purchased the drugs abroad, then repackaged and forged labels for them in Rhode Island. He sold the drugs with as having been produced by…

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FDA Alert: The Body Shot Bar Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Step 2 Due to Undeclared Sibutramine

This is a reprint of an FDA Alert. Company Announcement When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the FDA posts the company’s announcement as a public service. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company. For Immediate Release: June 7, 2016 Contact Consumers: thebodyshotbarinfo@yahoo.com, (910)-849-3348 Media: Tiffany Braswell (910)-849-3348 The Body Shot Bar is…

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Owner of Counterfeit Drug Importer Medical Device King Sentenced to 5 Years in Jail

On June 2, 2016, William Scully, owner and operator of Medical Device King/Pharmalogical was sentenced to 5 years in prison and ordered to pay over $900,000 in fines after he was convicted of 64 felonies for mail and wire fraud, violations of the Food Drug & Cosmetic Act (FDCA), unlicensed wholesale distribution of prescription drugs,…

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Counterfeit and Misbranded Medication Seized from Vendors at Minnesota Night Market

Bust by Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department is the second time the same Saint Paul southeast Asian market has been raided. In 2013, seven vendors were charged for selling non-FDA approved medication. A recent raid at a Hmong night market in Minnesota has turned up pills, needles, syringes and expired medication, according to a report in…

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