US Attorneys Looking for Pharmacists’ Victims
October 17, 2013 — The United States Attorney’s Office in Hammond is inviting public review of a Michigan case to locate possible victims involving Kentwood Pharmacy pharmacists.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan is handling criminal cases involving various individuals in connection with their employment at Kentwood Pharmacy from approximately 2004 through November 2010. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says that’s when Kentwood Pharmacy operated retail pharmacies in Grand Rapids (formerly Eastgate Pharmacy), Shepard, Alma, and St. Louis, Michigan, while servicing nursing homes, adult foster care homes, and other long term care facilities throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.
Federal records show that three pharmacists have pleaded “guilty” to misbranding prescription drugs during employment at Kentwood Pharmacy; they are scheduled for federal court sentencing on November 13 and 14, 2013, before District Court Judge Janet T. Neff.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says individual patients might have received drugs from Kentwood Pharmacy as early as 2004, continuing through 2010, which were misbranded or adulterated, such as mislabeled drugs, discolored drugs or expired drugs. It invites people who believe they might 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 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.