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Press Release

Local Business Charged with Dispensing Misbranded Drugs

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Contact Person: Bill Watkins (864) 282-2100, Jennifer Aldrich (803) 929-3000

Columbia, South Carolina -----Acting U.S. Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Neurology Associates of Greenville, South Carolina was charged in a 1-count Information with dispensing misbranded drugs, a violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 331(c).  Neurology Associates faces a maximum fine of $1,000 and a special assessment of $25.  The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Food and Drug Administration of the Health and Human Services and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William J. Watkins, Jr. of the Greenville office for prosecution.

The United States also settled with Neurology Associates of Greenville claims under the civil False Claim Act for $300,000.  The False Claim Act allows the government to recover actual damages and penalties of three times the actual damages and up to $11,000 per false claim.  This settlement includes repayment of actual damages and penalties.  


Updated July 19, 2016

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