You are here

Justice News

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Daviess County Medical Physician Charged With Importing And Billing Medicaid For Misbranded And Unapproved Drugs

Allegedly Billed Medicaid $68,171.34 for IUD’s Not Approved For Use By The FDA

OWENSBORO, Ky. – Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the single charge of misbranded and unapproved drugs, against a Daviess County, Kentucky medical physician.

Randall Edward King, MD, age 56, of Women’s Healthcare, located in Owensboro, Kentucky, was charged by an information in Owensboro, on June 17, 2015.

King is accused of importing intrauterine devices (IUDs) from the United Kingdom, which were designed for use in Turkey, and for billing Medicaid $68,171.34 for the IUDs which were not approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These IUDs are considered misbranded because their labeling was not in the English language, rendering those labels unlikely to be read and understood by the ordinary individual under customary conditions of purchase and use.

If convicted at trial, King could be sentenced to no more than one year in prison, ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 and to serve a one year period of supervised release.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser and is being investigate by the FDA – Office of Criminal Investigations.

***

The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed  innocent until and unless proven guilty.        

Updated June 18, 2015