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


Counterfeit fentanyl pills in Virginia

Counterfeit fentanyl pills in Virginia 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 49 states, and many Americans have suffered…


AUSA Lindsay Kelly Tells the Story of Gallant Pharma Prosecution at Interchange 2014

The second panel of the day at Interchange 2014, titled “Patient Safety and Criminal Prosecutions in the U.S.” featured federal prosecutors who provided insights into their recent counterfeit and misbranded drug prosecutions. AUSA Lindsay Kelly told the Interchange 2014 audience how Gallant Pharma operated. “Their competitors were the other illegal companies. They [Gallant Pharma] were trying to distinguish themselves in that market by saying ‘we actually have offices here, we can give you everything overnight delivery,’ and they had a sales force that actually set out recruiting doctors as patients, just like the legitimate pharmaceutical companies.”


Co-Owner of Black Market Pharmaceutical Wholesaler Gallant Pharma Sentenced to 3 Years, Fined $3.4 Million.

Syed “Farhan” Huda, co-owner of Gallant Pharma International, is one of 12 people convicted for their roles in operating a vast unlicensed pharmaceutical wholesale operation from suburban Virginia. Last year, Huda pleaded guilty to illegal importation, introducing misbranded drugs, unlicensed medical wholesaling and wire fraud. Five months after pleading guilty to charges that he was…


Guilty Pleas for Workers and Owners of Illegal Pharmaceutical Wholesaler in Virginia

In August 2013, the Department of Justice announced indictments of eleven people involved in running an unlicensed pharmaceutical wholesale business out of suburban Virginia. To date, seven employees of Gallant Pharma International, along with one of its co-owners have pleaded guilty to charges of importing and distributing non-FDA approved injectable medications via their unlicensed wholesale…


Illegal Pharmaceutical Wholesaler in Virginia that Posed As Canadian Shuttered After Indictment of Owners

11 people have been indicted in an $8.6 million prescription drug importation scheme. Gallant Pharma International allegedly imported non-FDA approved drugs into the United States, then repackaged the drugs with US labels. Gallant Pharma posed as a Canadian pharmaceutical company shipping low-cost drugs from Canada to the U.S. The drugs sold by Gallant Pharma, including…


Counterfeit Medicine Captured by Police in Virginia Stores

Fairfax County Virginia police seized thousands of doses of prescription medication from stores throughout the county in early December 2011. Stores primarily catering to the Latino population were found in possession of illegal painkillers, birth control pills, antibiotics and other medications allegedly counterfeit according to police authorities, reported the Fairfax Times. Medications were sold by…

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