Operating as an online pharmaceutical distribution network known as Affpower throughout the United States and abroad, the defendants allegedly generated >$126 million in illegal online Rx sales. The sophisticated operation?which also involved several physicians, a creditcard processor, and 2 individuals responsible for recruiting pharmacists and doctors into the scheme?received >1 million Internet orders for controlled and noncontrolled prescription pharmaceuticals from customers in all 50 states, said Justice Department prosecutors.
In addition to the racketeering charges, the Internet pharmacists were charged with
mail and wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and the dispensing of
misbranded drugs with the intent to defraud and mislead.
One study linked multiple pregnancies to an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation later in life, and another investigated the association between premature delivery and cardiovascular disease.
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