A pharmacist operating an online pharmacy in Washington DC has been indicted on fake online pharmacy charges, according to a press release from the FDA. In addition, a Florida-based doctor, has been charged with fulfilling prescriptions for said pharmacy for over 38,000 U.S. residents. Titilayo (Tomi) Akintomide Akinyoyenu, also known as Tommy Akin, was arrested…

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Learn more about black market cancer drug cases by downloading this resource. While many pharmacists act as custodians for their patients’ safety, three different pharmacists in California, New York, and Pennsylvania have either been indicted or pleaded guilty to charges ranging from prescription drug smuggling and money laundering, to heath care fraud and illegal diversion…

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced on December 11, 2013 the indictment of Salim Yusufov, owner and operator of Healthway Pharmacy in Pikesville, MD.  Yusufov is charged with illegally providing unapproved prescription drugs for customers from Germany and Eastern Europe.  The medication, Corvol, contains large amounts of phenobarbital, and is used to treat elevated blood…

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Alvarado Medical Pharmacy owner and pharmacist, William Burdine, pleaded guilty December 4th, 2013 to health care fraud in charges pertaining to his purchase and sale of illegally imported cancer medications from a known supplier of counterfeit cancer medication, Quality Specialty Products (QSP). QSP based in Winnepeg, Canada, was previously identified as one of the foreign…

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At the 2013 Interchange, PSM Board Member Dr. Marvin Shepherdoffered an explanation of how drug diversionsubverts the securesupply chain and endangers patient health. Three pharmacists from the now shuttered Kentwood Pharmacy have been sentenced in Federal court, and stripped of their right to practice as a result of their guilty pleas on charges of reselling…

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Robert Harshbarger
Jr. of Kingsport, TN pleaded guilty to charges he replaced FDA-approved iron
sucrose for use in kidney dialysis with
cheap foreign versions of the drug. Patients
in Kansas were unwittingly exposed to the misbranded drugs.

Harshbarger was originally charged by the FDA in March
2012.  In the indictment, he was charged
with one count of selling misbranded drugs, one count of mail fraud and five
counts of health care fraud, for substituting cheap Chinese-made iron sucrose
for the FDA approved Venofer he claimed to be filling prescriptions with,
reported the Department of Justice at the time of Harshbarger’s indictment.

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