Thursday, April 2, 2015

Robert L. Carter, 74, an oncologist who ran a clinic in Joplin, MO, pleaded guilty this week to buying and selling misbranded prescription drugs. Carter also paid about $972,000 in restitution today to Medicare, Tri-Care, Medicaid programs, which he charged for the drugs, and has agreed to forfeit $1.2 million. He also faces up to a year in federal prison and a fine of up to $100,000.

The FDA has rolled up yet another doctor in its campaign to punish practitioners who knowingly bought unapproved foreign drugs on the cheap, taking the risk of giving patients ineffective or even counterfeit medications, which some of them ended up doing. continue to read Fierce Pharma Manufacturing

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