Cancer Center in Southern Texas Pleads Guilty

30 04 2015

This is a little near and not-so-dear to my heart. My husband and I recently lived in Texas, close to Corpus Christi actually. I even drove to Corpus for physical therapy appointments and for mall shopping. My husband is in the Navy and we were stationed at NAS Kingsville. So when I saw this news article about Nueces county Cancer Center, I knew I had to read it and write a post on it!

The FDA received information from United Kingdom Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency that fake cancer medicines may have illegally been imported in the USA. So they investigated and found that the Cancer Center was one of several clinics in the USA that purchased mis-branded foreign drugs from the distributor that was importing the counterfeit drugs. This Corpus Christi-based South Texas Comprehensive Cancer Centers PLLC (STCCC) provided care and treatment for patients with cancer and blood diseases

Basically, Dr. Mohamad Ayman Ghraowi pleaded gulity on behalf of Corpus Christi-based South Texas Comprehensive Cancer Centers PLLC (STCCC) to a violation of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced. The doctor pleaded guilty on behalf of the Corpus Christi based South Texas Comprehensive Cancer Centers. With his guilty plea, the corporation will have to surrender $900,000 (which was the cost of the fake drugs) and the corporation will be under probation the next five years.

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