FDA Alert: Ginseng Compound Recalled for Containing Undeclared Drug Ingredients

Notoginseng Formula Special Gout Granule

This is a reprint of an FDA Alert. 8th Avenue Pharmacy Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Notoginseng Formula Special Gout Granule Due to the Presence of Hidden Drug Ingredients, Diclofenac and Dexamethasone When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the FDA posts the company’s announcement as a public service. FDA does…


Medical Device King Exec Takes a Plea Deal Instead of a Retrial; Gets 32 Months in Prison

Pharmalogical, Inc - screenshot from homepage, 2010

New York-based Pharmalogical, Inc. (d/b/a Medical Device King and Taranis Medical Corp.) grossed $17 million by misleading U.S. medical practices into believing they were buying FDA-approved products rather than “unapproved products imported through a series of unidentified middlemen in Turkey and elsewhere.” President William Scully, was convicted of these activities in 2015, but the conviction was vacated in 2017. In 2018, he pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 32 months in prison.


New York District Attorney Indicts Major Online Drug Fake Xanax and Illicit Drug Seller

The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced the largest counterfeit pill seizure in New Jersey history this month. In addition to large quantities of other illicit drugs, between 420,000 and 620,000 counterfeit Xanax were discovered during the arrest and search of Chester Anderson, Jarrette Codd, and Ronald MacCarty for their alleged role in selling $2.3 million worth of illicit drugs via the internet.


First Three Members Of Elmira, New York Counterfeit Fentanyl Pill Ring Sentenced

The U.S. Department of Justice announced prison sentences for three members of a large-scale counterfeit fentanyl pill manufacturing and distribution ring based in Elmira, New York. The ringleader, Robert Ian Thatcher, received a 23-year prison sentence. Edward Barrett and Dusty Pemberton, both street level dealers, will spend seven and one-half and five and one-half years in prison respectively…


New York

New York: Fake Painkillers, Counterfeit Xanax, Black Market Cancer Drugs, and More… Download our January 2021 PDF Download our information sheet about counterfeit drug incidents in New York and consult the updates below. State incident summaries August 2022 – January 2023 Counterfeit News in New YorkNorthern District of New York | Schenectady man charged with…