Doctor Dispensed Unapproved Drugs to Patients
Posted on behalf of Greg Coleman Law on Feb 21, 2012 in Medical Malpractice
According to the Associated Press, Dr. Abid Nisar, a Missouri cancer doctor was giving his patients misbranded, unapproved chemotherapy drugs. Nisar did not tell his patients that the drugs were unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Nisar bought over $300,000 worth of unapproved drugs and then tried to get reimbursement for the drugs from Medicare and Medicaid.
Nisar bought the unapproved drugs from two California residents James Newcomb and Sandra Behe. Newcomb bought the drugs from a packager in the United Kingdom, but they were manufactured in Turkey, Sierra Leone and other countries.
Nisar plead guilty to the charge of introducing misbranded prescription drugs into interstate commerce, a federal misdemeanor.
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