GRAND JURY INDICTS INTERNET PHARMACISTS ON Rx RACKETEERING CHARGES

SEPTEMBER 01, 2007
Two pharmacists and a pharmacy owner were among 18 individuals indicted by a federal grand jury on racketeering charges associated with illegal sales of prescription drugs on the Internet.

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.

SHARE THIS SHARE THIS
0

Become A RESPIMAT T.O.P. Performer 

Get to know RESPIMAT, the slow-moving mist inhaler from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Watch the RESPIMAT video and test your knowledge with a short multiple-choice quiz. When you get all the answers right, you’ll receive a certificate naming you a RESPIMAT T.O.P. Performer. Why not check it out today?


Pharmacy Times Strategic Alliance
 

Pharmacist Education
Clinical features with downloadable PDFs


Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards


3rd Annual Convenient Healthcare and Pharmacy Collaborative Conference


SIGN UP FOR THE PHARMACY TIMES NEWSLETTER
Personalize the information you receive by selecting targeted content and special offers.