US prosecutors are charging a Canadian pharmacy website with smuggling, money laundering, and conspiracy after it allegedly sent millions of dollars worth of counterfeit medications, including fake cancer drugs, to American doctors.
A Montana grand jury returned an indictment against the Winnipeg-based canadadrugs.com last year, the Associated Press reported, but the case against 14 defendants was sealed until now.
The indictment alleges that the company, along with its affiliates in Barbados and the UK, sold cheap foreign versions of lifesaving drugs, which were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Some of those drugs were mislabeled or improperly stored, or imported under falsified customs declarations, according to the Associated Press.
The total value of the questionable medications could be as high as $78 million.
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