Dr. Anda Norbergs was the head doctor, owner, and operator of East Lake Oncology (ELO), a cancer treatment clinic located in Palm Harbor. Beginning at around June 2009, it is alleged that she began ordering drugs from foreign distributors, including CanadaDrugs subsidiary Quality Specialty Products (QSP). The drugs she purchased included drugs from foreign businesses that had not been registered with or approved by the FDA. The drugs were typically shipped directly to ELO from a location outside the United States, such as the United Kingdom or Canada. The packaging for the drugs clearly demonstrated that they were manufactured and packaged for distribution in foreign countries.
Who: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
When: June 4, 2015, 2009-2012.
Where: Palm Harbor, Florida
How: Investigation by FDA – Office of Criminal Investigations
“ Palm Harbor oncologist accused of deceiving patients, Medicare with unapproved cancer drugs,”
Tampa Bay Times, June 4, 2015
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“Palm Harbor doctor indicted for buying unapproved cancer drugs,” WFLA, June 4, 2015