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WESTERN MICHIGAN U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE SEEKS TO IDENTIFY VICTIMS IN CASES AGAINST KENTWOOD PHARMACY PHARMACISTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2013

           GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – 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, Kentwood Pharmacy operated retail pharmacies in Grand Rapids (formerly Eastgate Pharmacy), Shepard, Alma, and St. Louis, Michigan.  Additionally they serviced nursing homes, adult foster care homes, and other long term care facilities throughout Michigan and Northern Indiana.

           To date, three pharmacists have pled guilty to misbranding prescription drugs during their employment at Kentwood Pharmacy and are scheduled to be sentenced, in Federal Court, on November 13 and 14, 2013, before District Court Judge Janet T. Neff.  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/usao/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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