Two men were recently sentenced to prison for their involvement in an illegal online pharmacy.
Daniel L. Dailey’s company, PowerMedica, illegally sold steroids and human growth hormone to thousands of customers over the internet. Dailey, who admitted that the company didn’t require prescriptions or customers to be seen by doctors, was sentenced to 46 months in jail as PowerMedica’s chief executive officer.
Doctors involved with the illegal online pharmacy would merely rubber stamp the orders for the drugs without examining the patients or even reviewing their medical histories.
One of these doctors, Dr. Manuel Sanguily of Tarrytown, New York, was sentenced to 30 months in prison after confessing to signing more than 2,000 prescription orders for the online pharmacy without seeing even one patient.
According to the Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow Patch, Sanguily was approached by representatives from PowerMedica in 2002 and wrote prescriptions for the company for one month during that year and from May 2004 to June 2005.
Sanguily, who swam in the Olympics for Cuba twice in 1952 and 1956, testified before a Grand Jury regarding PowerMedica in 2005 and admitted his involvement, the news source reports. He was eventually arrested for his participation with the online pharmacy in May of this year.
Attorneys for Sanguily were hoping that their 77-year-old client would only get probation because of his “unblemished” record and his “good moral character” even though he made “an extremely poor set of choices in his involvement with PowerMedica,” reports the news provider. However Florida U.S. District Judge James I. Cohn said that the sheer number of illegal prescriptions signed by Sanguily were enough to deserve a jail sentence.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, both Sanguily and Dailey, the head of PowerMedica, are coopoerating with authorities. The latter is prepared to testify in a major case in New York regarding an alleged major distributor of illegal steroids. In addition, the news source reports that Dailey is preparing to testify against his father, William Dailey, for his involvement with PowerMedica.
Americans can be sure that they are dealing with a reputable online pharmacy if it has been certified by the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites, or VIPPS, program by using legitscript.com.