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Potential Victims Sought in Pharmacy Case

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The US Attorneys Office in the Western District of Michigan is seeking to identify potential victims in cases against pharmacists at the now-closed Kentwood Pharmacy, which serviced nursing homes, adult foster care homes, and other long-term care facilities throughout Michigan and northern Indiana. Federal prosecutors allege unused drugs returned to the pharmacy from nursing homes and adult foster homes were repackaged and resold. From about 2004 through November 2010, Kentwood Pharmacy operated retail pharmacies in Grand Rapids (formerly Eastgate Pharmacy), Shepard, Alma, and St. Louis, Michigan.  Federal court officials say to date, three pharmacists have pled guilty to misbranding prescription drugs during their employment at Kentwood Pharmacy and are scheduled to be sentenced next month November 13 and 14, 2013, before District Court Judge Janet T. Neff..
Additional information from the US Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Michigan:
Individual patients may have received drugs from Kentwood Pharmacy as early as 2004, and continuing through 2010, which were misbranded or adulterated. Examples of such misbranded or adulterated drugs include mislabeled drugs, discolored drugs, or expired drugs. Persons who believe they may have been victims of this crime because they received or paid for drugs supplied by Kentwood Pharmacy between 2004 and November 2010, which were misbranded or adulterated are asked to contact the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan.
Potential victims may contact the Western District of Michigan U.S. Attorney’s Office by visiting the office’s website and accessing a form related to this case at: http://www.justice.gov/miw/programs/victimwitness.html    Alternatively, potential victims may call the office’s Victim Witness Unit at (616) 808-2034 and provide the information over the phone.


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