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Missouri

Our 2018 information sheet summarizes recent counterfeit drug incidents in Missouri.

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Counterfeit Xanax Pills Caused This Young Woman In Missouri To Overdose

Kelly Gant is a young woman in Missouri overcoming an addiction to what she thought was Xanax. After being hospitalized for an overdose, she was shocked to learn that she did not overdose on alprazolam, but on fentanyl. It was then that she began to learn more about the bags filled with hundreds of pills that her dealer sold to high school students…

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Counterfeit fentanyl pills in Missouri

Counterfeit fentanyl pills in Missouri Click here to read PSM’s Fentanyl 101. Since 2012, drug traffickers have been selling North Americans counterfeit medications made from fentanyl, a dangerous painkiller 25-40 times stronger than heroin, and even stronger synthetic opioids like carfentanil. The problem has spread to at least 47 states, and many Americans have suffered…

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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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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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Missouri Clinic Manager Sentenced for Receiving Misbranded Botox

Thomas Greg Martin was sentenced to six months of home confinement, 120 hours of community service, a forfeiture of $32,000 and three years of probation for receiving misbranded Botox® from a foreign, unlicensed drug wholesaler. Thomas operated Aestheticare LLC, a medical clinic with several locations which provided cosmetic procedures to patients in St. Louis County,…

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