Former Paramedic Pleads Guilty to Stealing, Diluting Ambulance Drugs

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeWestern District of Missouri FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, September 17, 2020 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A former emergency medical technician at Mercy Medical Center pleaded guilty in federal court today to stealing fentanyl and hydromorphone from dozens of vials used by ambulances in Carthage and Mount Vernon, Missouri, and replacing the drugs with saline or…

Male Enhancement Pills Were Not “All Natural” Supplements

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeDistrict of Kansas FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, September 14, 2020 KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas man was sentenced Monday to five years on probation for importing and selling misbranded pharmaceutical-grade erectile dysfunction drugs from China and marketing them as herbal remedies for men, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Rick Shepard, 60, Overland…

Blue Bell Creameries Ordered to Pay $17.25 Million in Criminal Penalties in Connection with 2015 Listeria Contamination

U.S. Department of Justice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, September 17, 2020 A federal court in Texas sentenced ice cream manufacturer Blue Bell Creameries L.P. to pay $17.25 million in criminal penalties for shipments of contaminated products linked to a 2015 listeriosis outbreak, the Justice Department announced today. Blue Bell pleaded guilty in May 2020 to two misdemeanor counts…

Seafood Processor Pleads Guilty to Selling Foreign Crabmeat Falsely Labeled as Blue Crab From USA

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeEastern District of North Carolina FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, September 3, 2020 WASHINGTON – A North Carolina man pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III in the Eastern District of North Carolina on charges that his company, Garland F. Fulcher Seafood Company Inc. (Garland Fulcher), at his direction, falsely…

Opioid Manufacturer Indivior’s Former Global Medical Director Pleads Guilty in Connection with Drug Safety Claims

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeWestern District of Virginia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, August 31, 2020 ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – Timothy Baxter, the former global medical director of Indivior, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Abingdon to a one-count misdemeanor information charging him with causing the introduction into interstate commerce of the opioid drug Suboxone Film, which…

Birmingham Man Indicted on Conspiracy and Fraud Charges for Making Unapproved Drug Products in His Kitchen and Warehouse and Marketing and Selling Them as a Cancer Treatment

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeNorthern District of Alabama FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, August 26, 2020 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A twenty-eight-count indictment filed today in U.S. District Court charges a Birmingham man with conspiracy and other fraud charges related to his purchase, manufacture, and distribution of drug products that had never been reviewed or approved by the FDA, but…

NextHealth Marketer Charged in $60 Million Kickback Scheme

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeNorthern District of Texas FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, August 20, 2020 A pharmacy marketer who allegedly collected more than $60 million in illegal kickbacks has been charged with violating the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, Northern District of Texas First Assistant U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah announced today. On Tuesday, a federal grand jury indicted Vinson Woodlee,…