View larger map In an FDA report unsealed August 11, 2011, Maryland oncologist Dr. Isabella Martire has pled guilty on charges of introducing a misbranded drug into interstate commerce. Martire purchased cancer drugs not approved or verified by the FDA from a UK-based supplier and gave them to her patients. She then sought reimbursement from…

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View in a larger map On May 20, 2011 eleven defendants pleaded guilty to producing and selling fake cancer drug medication that caused eye infections in 61 people in Shanghai, China. The counterfeit cancer medication, given to patients suffering macular degeneration, was contaminated saline, reported the prosecution to the Luwan District People’s Court, reported English…

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View in a larger map On February 22, 2011, Biotab Nutraceuticals, Inc., (“Biotab”) voluntarily recalled two lots of EXTENZE nutritional supplements bearing lot number 0709241 and 0509075 because they are counterfeit products containing undeclared drug ingredients. Who: The Food and Drug Administration notified Biotab of the problem. When: February 22, 2011 Where: USA. How: Unknown…

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View larger map A St. Louis, Missouri resident, Mark Hughes, 47, was sentenced to four years in prison by U.S. District Court on February 7th, 2011, after pleading guilty to selling thousands of counterfeit erectile dysfunction pills. Who: U.S. Customs and Border Protection. When: February 7, 2011; counterfeit drugs sold by Mr. Hughes from 2006…

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On January 29, 2011, Shengyang Zhou, a Chinese national, and Qingming Hu, a naturalized US citizen, pled guilty to trafficking in over-the-counter weight-loss medications, including manufacture and distribution, in the United States, announced the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office (ICE), culminating a two year undercover investigation. ¬†These pills were distributed to Americans and many…

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View larger map Shengyang Zhou, aka “Tom,” 31, of Kunming, Yunnan, China pleaded guilty to charges of trafficking and attempting to traffic in counterfeit goods, namely counterfeit versions of the pharmaceutical weight-loss drug known as “Alli.” Naturalized American citizen, Qingming Hu, 61 of Plano, Texas, pleaded guilty Jan. 28 to distributing Sibutramine, a Schedule IV…

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View larger image A Chinese man living in New Zealand has been arrested following a three-year long police inquiry into the international distribution of counterfeit drugs. Who: Auckland Metro Crime and Operations Support (AMCOS) and various United States agencies, including the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), Homeland Security Investigations and the Food and Drug Administration’s…

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