This editorial by Dan Fucarino was published in Florida Politics on April 1, 2019. Mr Fucarino is the owner and a pharmacist at Carrollwood Compounding Center & Pharmacy.
“The monetary rewards of Canadian prescriptions are just not worth their safety risks,” he warns. “I urge Florida legislators to listen to health care experts on this issue rather than the understandable populist appeals and vote no on this dangerous legislation — and then get back to working on more productive ways to lower drug prices for Floridians. Thousands of Americans have been injured or killed by imported prescription drugs.”[...]
Experts and leadership from The Partnership for Safe Medicines were in Tallahassee, Florida on Monday, March 25th for a Senate hearing on an ill-advised Canadian drug importation bill. During the hearing, our team heard many false or misleading statements about the proposal to take medicine out of the Canadian medicine supply and ship it to Florida. Here’s a fact check of the most egregious ones…[...]
Happy Together, Inc. Boynton Beach, FL is voluntarily recalling all lots within expiry of the Rhino 5k capsules to the consumer level. FDA analysis founds these products to be tainted with sildenafil and Tadalafil. Sildenafil/Tadalafil is an FDA approved drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, the presence of sildenafil in the Rhino 5k products renders them unapproved drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established, therefor subject to recall.[...]
The U.S. Department of Justice indicted a woman in south Florida who was illegally injecting silicone into the bodies of her clients for body contouring purposes. The FDA has never approved silicone injects for this purpose due possible consequences including pulmonary embolism, infection, chest pain, and death…[...]
The U.S. Department of Justice announced that Florida doctor Johnny C. Benjamin, Jr. received a life sentence after being convicted on five counts by a jury in April. Benjamin manufactured counterfeit pain pills, one of which killed Maggie Crowley…[...]
Maggie Crowley managed an Outback in Royal Palm Beach, Florida until September 1, 2016, when she was killed by a counterfeit painkiller she got from a coworker. Almost two years later, her close-knit family is still reeling from the loss.[...]
A federal jury found Dr. Johnny C. Benjamin of Vero Beach guilty on five of the seven charges against him, including manufacturing counterfeit pills with fentanyl that caused the death of a young woman in Wellington, Florida…[...]