A Tampa Federal court has sentenced Robert Lohr to 21 months in federal prison for conspiracy to smuggle misbranded and counterfeit drugs into the United States. He was also required to forfeit over $900,000 in profits. He had pleaded guilty in January. Lohr operated a business called “Canadian American Drug Club” or “American Drug Club…

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Ramsey County Sheriffs in Saint Paul Minnesota conducted an investigation of vendors at an area Hmong night market and discovered counterfeit medication for sale by 2 different vendors. Sheriffs discovered pills, needles, syringes and expired medication during their investigation. Who: Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department. When: April 4, 2016, 2013 – 2016. Where: Saint Paul, Minnesota.…

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Southern Texas has experienced a rash of injuries and 2 deaths that have resulted from counterfeit cosmetic injections. In 2014, Elva Navarro was prosecuted for administering counterfeit beauty injections. Navarro received a 5-year sentence for the death of one of her clients, and another 3 years for injecting her clients with a fake dermal filler that…

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Junaid Qadir of Karachi, Pakistan, was originally indicted in 2012. A superseding indictment was obtained June 25, 2015. He was arrested last spring after he traveled from Pakistan to Germany. Qadir fought extradition, but lost and appeared in federal court on Jan. 25, 2016. Qadir and his brother, Shehzad, who is not in custody, are…

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Dr. Neelesh Bangalore has agreed to pay $736,000 to resolve allegations that he improperly billed Medicare for oncology drugs he purchased from a foreign supplier. Dr. Bangalore is alleged to have purchased several different chemotherapy drugs from unlicensed foreign pharmaceutical distributor, Richards Pharma. Richards Pharma, or Warwick Healthcare Solutions was an unsanctioned pharmaceutical distributor that…

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On August 7, 2015, the indictment in the case “USA v. CanadaDrugs.com Ltd. Partnership” was unsealed. The indictment was originally returned by the grand jury in November 2014. It lists 14 defendants including: Canada Drugs. Com Ltd., Partnership, Thorkelson Consulting, Ltd., 4208081 Canada, Ltd., Rockley Ventures, Ltd., Global Drug Supply, Ltd., River East Supplies, Ltd.,…

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On July 15, 2015, Doctor Robert L. Carter of Joplin, Missouri was sentenced to 5 years probation and required to pay more than a million dollars in restitution and fines for purchasing non-FDA approved medications from CanadaDrugs subsidiary Quality Specialty Products (QSP). QSP shipped misbranded and FDA-unapproved drugs to Carter at his practice in Joplin.…

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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…

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In one of the largest prosecutions of its kind, illicit Canadian pharmaceutical wholesaler SB Medical Inc./TC Medical Group were fined $45 million and forced to forfeit another $30 million in profits due to their years-long conspiracy to smuggle misbranded and counterfeit medications into the United States. From 2011-2014, TC Medical smuggled orthopedic injections, rheumatology infusions,…

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