Monday, February 23, 2015

Unsafe and Contaminated Medications Released To American's

The Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle reported that “the federal

government” has “unsealed a 37-count indictment

charging Med Prep Consulting Inc. with wire fraud and

violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act

(FDCA).” The company, “together with its owner and

president, Gerald Tighe, and pharmacist-in-charge,

Stephen Kalinoski, allegedly introduced adulterated and

misbranded drugs into the commerce stream and

misbranded drugs with the intent to defraud and mislead

the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Med

Prep’s customers, who consisted of hospitals and other

healthcare providers.” The Daily Eagle added,

“According to the indictment, Med Prep processed

numerous purportedly sterile conditions. In an

effort to gain market share, Med Prep repeatedly

misrepresented to its healthcare provider customers that

 it adhered to, and in some areas exceeded, industry

standards and laws applicable to sterile drug

preparation.” FDA Commissioner Hamburg said, “The

production of unsafe and contaminated drug products

poses a serious threat to the health of the American

public and cannot be tolerated.”

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