Steroid maker sold other drugs across the state

  • Article by: MAURA LERNER and PAUL McENROE , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: October 15, 2012 - 10:36 AM

Firm sold to Mayo, Allina, others even though it lacked license to do so.

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nomedsOct. 14, 12 8:08 AM

Drugs of any kind aren't good for you, but people are led to believe otherwise.

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bosshogOct. 14, 12 9:38 AM

And here we have the government warning people about purchasing medications online from Canada because they may be dangerous since they are not approved by the FDA.. and yet we have companies in the US doing this! Such hypocrisy.. maybe they should spend their resources worrying about what is made in the US first.

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bobajoulOct. 14, 12 9:49 AM

The Wall Street article today has an interesting twist on this. All of these clinics and the physicians broke the law, to resell from a compounder, they need to match a prescription with at purchase, and no one did. This was just for the purpose of saving money, so don't believe the claims of innocence and lack of knowledge, they willfully broke the law for a couple of bucks, this is not an FDA issue, this is a violation of state licensure laws.

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pollyhanahaOct. 14, 1210:09 AM

When a person buys a vehicle from a car dealership does the seller just "assume" the buyer has a drivers license to legally purchase the vehicle? No way! They ask to see it BEFORE you drive away with your newly purchased vehicle. I could see maybe 1 clinic screwing up and not verify that the drug comp could legally sell them the drugs, but to see so many clinics (esp Mayo!)that missed the all important proof to sell them meds is just too unsettling to me.

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thatbemegalOct. 14, 1210:10 AM

There was no Tort reform in the new healthcare bill and now you're going to see why. This will be a landmark case and everyone one from the doctors/clinic to the federal government are going to be involved.

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bobajoulOct. 14, 1211:23 AM

Final comment, it would be interesting to see if they facilities charged a fee for dispensing, they likely did, so they also are dispensing a substance without proper validation. This is compounded series of errors, some intentional, some unintentional, but all for a profit. HArd to absolve them of guilt if they made a buck, isn't it?

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docsavage11Oct. 14, 1211:36 AM

It's good business practice for medical professionals, hospitals, clinics and other providers to conduct scheduled supplier audits from any source of product or service. This helps them to protect their patients as well as their reputations. I have to wonder if bulk or wholesale cost-saving purchasing practices have lead to shortcuts on safety and regulatory compliance.

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juliecarOct. 14, 12 4:46 PM

...and how many more companies like this one are still running?

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