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White filled orders for prescription drugs — primarily, the controlled diet drug phentermine — for a number of individuals and entities who operated websites which sold these drugs over the Internet, including defendant Anthony Spence. White began filling orders for Internet pharmacies early as ; he began filling orders for Spence in late During the period charged in the indictment, defendant Anthony Spence owned and operated the websites PricebusterRX.
Most of the customers of the websites operated by Spence were only required to complete an online questionnaire, or answer questions over the telephone; none were examined by the physicians who issued their prescriptions. In some instances, customers sent Spence reports of physical examinations allegedly conducted by other healthcare professionals. The doctors who approved the prescriptions never communicated with the customers or the people who allegedly examined the customers.
Spence paid Superior Drugs, which was operated by defendant Wayne White, to fill these invalid prescriptions and to ship them to his customers. In addition, White was convicted of distribution of controlled substances and conspiracy to commit international money laundering. Sentencing hearings for both White and Spence are scheduled for January 30, before U.
District Court Judge Juan R. Defendant Carleta Carolina , who is also charged with operating Internet websites and hiring White to fill and ship her orders, is a fugitive. Defendant Michael Gibson, who pled guilty before trial, was a physician licensed in the State of Georgia who issued invalid prescriptions for prescription drugs for customers whom he neither saw, spoke to, or examined. He began working for Spence in , after the doctor whom Spence had previously hired was investigated, and eventually prosecuted, for writing invalid prescriptions and tax evasion.
Gibson began working for co-defendant Carleta Carolina in The sentencing hearing for Gibson is scheduled for January 14, before U. United States Attorney Hartunian said: Food and Drug Administration protects and promotes good health by ensuring that drugs are safe and effective. A safety review of recombinant human growth hormone somatropin by the FDA is ongoing. These circumstances underscore the importance of following and enforcing the rules.
Circumventing them for financial gain increases the risk of illicit use and harm, and cannot be tolerated. We are committed to working with the FDA and other agencies to enforce vigorously the standards that protect public health and safety.
However, FDA's regulations explicitly state that "assignment of a NDC number does not in any way denote approval of the firm or its products," and "[a]ny representation that creates an impression of official approval because of registration or possession of a registration number or NDC number is misleading and constitutes misbranding.
The case was investigated by the U. A year-old suburban Boca Raton man bought human growth hormone from a company in China and then sold it on a website to people in Palm Beach County, according to a document filed in federal court this week. Michael Degen was charged by information, which suggests that he is cooperating with investigators. Degen and others who were not named in the document bought human growth hormone called GenLei Jintropin, which was manufactured by the Chinese company.
The product was mainly sold for uses including anti-aging, body building and athletic performance enhancement. One particular time, a conspirator shipped a package containing units of the hormone to a customer. Over a six-month period, the pharmacy dispensed almost 11, steroid and human-growth hormone orders and 3, other addictive prescriptions, such as oxycodone, a Department of Health news release states.
Many of those prescriptions came from Internet businesses, which doctors from across the country signed off on without first conducting patient exams, or considering how much of the drug was medically necessary, the release states. No arrests have been made in the federal investigation led by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the administration did not comment on any future or related investigations, or possible arrests.
The DEA led an early morning raid on the Jensen Beach Boulevard pharmacy Tuesday along with several police, sheriff and state trooper units. Law enforcement officials seized dozens of boxes of prescription records before the DEA decided to pull the pharmacy's registration to deal controlled substances legally, and the Department of Health issued an emergency suspension order to shut down the business.
The investigation leading up to the raid found that between October and March 31, the pharmacy, also known as Treasure Coast Specialty Pharmacy Inc. From November to April 30, it also filled 3, Schedule II controlled substance prescriptions, the majority of which were oxycodone, the release states. Doctors received the online orders and signed prescriptions without patient exams or regard for the orders' quantities or dosages, the release states.
The signed prescriptions were sent to Treasure Coast Pharmacy through a third party, and then shipped out to patients, the release states. The online businesses recruited physicians to sign prescriptions from the Internet with no patient-doctor relationship, and doctors then accepted payments from the Internet businesses for each steroid and human growth hormone prescription they signed, the release states.
One West Palm Beach clinic said that for a fee, the patient could go to the Treasure Coast for his drugs. He paid the fee, and traveled to Treasure Coast Pharmacy where the prescription was filled at no cost, according to the Department of Health order of emergency suspension of permit.
The pharmacy specifically filled prescriptions for an Internet steroid and hormone supplier in Kansas, and a clinic based in Tennessee, the suspension order states.
The suspension document also includes at least two instances where the doctors self-prescribed steroids, which is against Florida law. Additionally, more than 7, of the steroid and human growth hormone prescriptions during the six months investigated were shipped worldwide by Treasure Coast Pharmacy, the release states.
The investigation revealed 57 physicians — including 30 in Florida — wrote the 10, prescriptions. One Florida doctor wrote 4, — or almost half — of the human growth hormone and steroid orders, which mainly were shipped out of state, or internationally to patients in locations such as Guam, the Virgin Islands, Finland and Canada, the release states.
And about 1, of the 3, prescriptions Treasure Coast Pharmacy distributed for controlled substances like oxycodone went to patients living at least 75 miles away from prescribing doctors, the suspension order states.
Deltoro of Port St. Lucie, according to Florida Department of State records. Peter Deltoro has an active license as a consultant pharmacist, and has no disciplinary actions or public complaints on record, according to the state Department of Health. The emergency suspension isn't considered a final action, however, and businesses under suspension are entitled to a hearing before final action is taken, the release states. A sign on the business' door Tuesday evening advised patients to contact their doctors if they need prescriptions filled.
The defendants all worked for Powermedica, Inc. In addition, defendant James M. District Court Judge James I. Judge Cohn sentenced defendants Daniel L.
District Court Judge Marcia G. Cooke sentenced defendant William L. Powermedica was a company that promoted and sold hGH and anabolic steroids to customers nationwide for bodybuilding, athletic performance enhancement, and anti-aging purposes. Dailey was the principal operator , registered agent, and Chief Executive Officer of Powermedica. Manuel Sanguily and James M. In court documents, the defendants admitted that Powermedica placed advertisements in bodybuilding and fitness magazines, created the internet website, www.
On the website and in the handouts, Powermedica provided its customers with instructions and directions on how to use hGH and anabolic steroids for athletic performance and anti-aging.
The defendants all admitted that they knew that the hGH and anabolic steroids Powermedica distributed were being used for bodybuilding, athletic performance enhancement, and anti-aging purposes.
In addition, they all admitted that the licensed practitioners, such as Manuel Sanguily and James M. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U. Cohen and Special Assistant U. A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http: Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http: Technical comments about this website can be e-mailed to the Webmaster.
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TRENTON — Law enforcement officials say a new state database that tracks certain prescriptions will help curb the rising abuse of drugs such as narcotic painkillers. The monitoring program, authorized under a state law, has collected details about 4 million prescriptions since last September for controlled dangerous substances and human growth hormone. Two weeks ago, prescribers and pharmacists became eligible to search the database.
Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said the program allows state investigators to look for unusual patterns that merit an investigation, such as doctors prescribing unusual amounts of painkillers or, as happened last November and December, a patient who in the span of five weeks obtained more than 2, doses of oxycodone and methadone through 14 visits to three different pharmacies. We have lost so many young lives to this epidemic, along with their talent, their love and potential, gone and never to return.
In , more than 7, people were admitted to state-licensed or certified substance abuse treatment centers for prescription painkiller abuse, up by percent since , according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Brian Crowell, the special agent in charge of the New Jersey division of the U. He said narcotic painkillers are very similar to heroin chemically and directly impact the market for such illegal drugs, as well. Department of Justice Press Release. For Immediate Release October 14, Northern District of New York.
Sentencing is scheduled for March 14, , at 1: United States Attorney Hartunian stated: This office will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to aggressively combat this threat, and to prosecute those who use misleading claims to profit from the improper distribution of such substances.
EDT , May 19, An Orlando pharmacy once accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to professional athletes across the country remains under federal investigation in Central Florida. Federal prosecutors in Orlando are asking to review evidence seized as part of a New York case against Signature Compounding Pharmacy.
Charges against company officials later were tossed, but prosecutors recently filed documents in Orlando federal court that state the evidence is related to a "pending grand jury investigation.
Signature's attorneys long have fought allegations against the pharmacy and have denied the company was a distribution channel for pro athletes who sought performance-enhancing drugs. Signature made national headlines in when New York prosecutors painted the company as the hub of a steroid network. In an investigation dubbed "Operation Which Doctor," authorities raided Signature's two Central Florida offices and arrested its top officers. Eventually, nearly two dozen doctors and clinic operators across the country were indicted.
But in , a judge threw out the New York charges against the Signature's officers and barred prosecutors from seeking further charges. Lifestyle of the rich and infamous comes to crashing halt for owners. Orlando was steroid central. Longwood doctor key to steroid case. Steroid probe of Orlando pharmacy widens. New York judge throws out charges against Orlando compounding pharmacy.