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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 6, 2014

U.S. Attorney’s Office Seeks To Identify Victims In Cases Involving Kentwood Pharmacy

 

           GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Michigan is handling criminal cases involving various individuals in connection with their employment at Kentwood Pharmacy. Kentwood Pharmacy serviced nursing homes, adult foster care homes, and other long term care facilities until November of 2010. Kentwood Pharmacy also operated retail pharmacies in Grand Rapids (formerly Eastgate Pharmacy), Shepard, Alma, and St. Louis, Michigan.

          To date, multiple individuals have pled guilty to criminal offenses relating to their employment at Kentwood Pharmacy. Individual patients may have received drugs from Kentwood Pharmacy as early as 2004 that were misbranded or adulterated. Examples of such misbranded or adulterated drugs include mislabeled drugs, discolored drugs, or expired drugs. Persons who believe that they were victims of this crime by receiving or paying for drugs supplied by Kentwood Pharmacy between 2004 and November 2010, which were misbranded or adulterated may be afforded rights under the federal Crime Victims’ Rights Act including notification of court proceedings and the opportunity to submit a victim impact statement and be heard at public court proceedings.

          If you believe that you are a victim of this crime, please notify the Victim Witness Unit at the United States Attorney’s Office. You may do this by clicking on Link to Victim Information Form at the website for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan at http://www.justice.gov/usao/miw/programs/victimwitness.html  If you are unable to access the website, you may call the Victim Witness Unit at (616) 808-2034 and they will take the information over the phone.

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Updated April 10, 2015