Lodi oncologist and Wife Pay $300,000 to Settle False Claims Act Charges Pertaining to Fake Cancer Drug Purchases

Dr. John F. Kiraly and Rena Kiraly (Kiraly’s wife and office manager) agreed to a $300,000 settlement to settle allegations that they improperly billed Medicare for certain chemotherapy drugs purchased from unlicensed foreign pharmaceutical distributor, Richards Pharma. Who: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations,…

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Illinois Doctor Has Medical License Suspended Over Purchase of Fake Cancer Drugs

Dr. Ann Kinnealey can no longer practice medicine in Illinois after a hearing by the Illinois State Medical Board determined that she purchased misbranded cancer medication from foreign supplier, Quality Specialty Products (QSP). QSP was a wholesale subsidiary of Canadian Internet Pharmacy giant, CanadaDrugs. Dr. Kinnealey had her 2 medical licenses suspended on April 21…

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U.S. Doctors Prosecuted for Buying Fake Cancer Medication from CanadaDrugs

The 2012 fake Avastin warnings were just the tip of the iceberg for what is now unfolding into one of the most convoluted counterfeit medication incidents that has ever been uncovered. The supply of fake cancer medication has been traced to Internet pharmacy giant CanadaDrugs and in the last year, 4 doctors have been prosecuted…

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Stockton area Oncologist Pays $736,000 to Resolve False Claims Allegations Pertaining to Fake Cancer Drug Purchases

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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Missouri Oncologist Sentenced For Buying Cancer Medication from Supplier of Fake Avastin

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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Florida Oncologist Charged With Medicare Fraud and Buying Cancer Medication from Known Counterfeit Drug Seller

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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PSM and Doctors Company Team Up to Tell Doctors About Safe Medication Sourcing

Every healthcare professional who purchases medication is familiar with faxes from persistent direct sales companies that inundate the office with daily price lists. Regardless of the supplier, purchasing or using non-FDA-approved drug products exposes the physician to criminal and civil liability. The medication doesn’t even have to be counterfeit for the physician to suffer legal consequences.

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Texas Physician Pleads Guilty to Importing Cancer Medication from Supplier of Fake Avastin

On April 23, 2015, Dr. Mohamed Ayman Ghraowi pleaded guilty to charges that he and his South Texas Comprehensive Cancer Centers PLLC caused the introduction into interstate commerce of misbranded prescription cancer drugs worth more than $900,000, from CanadaDrugs subsidiary Montana Healthcare Solutions. His indictment noted that he purchased misbranded cancer drugs from Montana Healthcare…

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