Criminal Defense Attorney Analysis of Internet Pharmacy, Prescription, and Drug Law

Houston Man Sentenced For Sale Of Drugs Via Internet Pharmacy

Kirtar Munshi was sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to pay a $6,000 fine and forfeit $219,000 in proceeds for his role in the sale of prescription drugs via an internet pharmacy.  Munshi pled guilty in July 2008 to conspiring to sell generic versions of Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, which were imported from India, over the internet.

The criminal information alleged, among other things, that Munshi conspired to introduce and deliver a new drug into interstate commerce and misbrand drugs, while held for sale in interstate commcerce, with the intent to defraud and mislead, both in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.  It is unclear whether the misbranding violations stemmed from the lack of a written or oral prescription.

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Category: Internet Pharmacy Law