Doctor in Idaho Sentenced for Treating Patients with Counterfeit Devices

Source: National Park Service

According to KVTB Dr. Temp Ray Patterson, who formerly practiced medicine in Burley, Idaho, admitted in court that he knowingly implanted counterfeit breast implants in nine patients. The Department of Justice (DOJ) reports that Patterson used the fake implants on patients from  March 2014 to April 2015. According to the DOJ, the counterfeit breast implants were from China, and Patterson relabeled them to make it appear they were FDA-approved.

KVTB also reports that Patterson received a seven-month prison sentence with one year of supervised release. The station also reports that the Idaho Board of Medicine no longer lists Patterson as licensed to practice medicine.

The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations investigated the case with the assistance of the Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General.