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Leader of Baltimore Heroin Distribution Ring Sentenced Leader of Baltimore Heroin Distribution Ring Sentenced
On November 30, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland reported that Walter Powell of Baltimore was sentenced to 121 months in prison and five years of supervised release for leading a heroin distribution ring.
Physician Charged with Possessing Crack Cocaine Physician Charged with Possessing Crack Cocaine
On November 28, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York reported that a physician in Youngstown, New York named Daniel C Gillick and a woman, Christine D Guilfoyle, were arrested for possessing crack cocaine.
HeartWare Ventricular Assist System Approved HeartWare Ventricular Assist System Approved
On November 20, the Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of the HeartWare Assist System that helps support heart function and blood flow for patients who are at the end-stage of heart failure and currently await a transplant.
Last Person Sentenced in Operation Woodchop Last Person Sentenced in Operation Woodchop
On November 13, 2012, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced that Willie Shelly received three years in prison for distributing BZP pills—similar to Ecstasy.
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Five More Sentence in Operation Stateline Sweep Five More Sentence in Operation Stateline Sweep
Five more defendants were sentenced after Operation Stateline Sweep charged 66 different defendants and handed out more than 190 counts in the indictment.
Chantilly Pain Clinic Owner Receives 180 Months Chantilly Pain Clinic Owner Receives 180 Months
On November 9, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced that Paul Boccone was sentenced to 180 months in prison and three years of supervised release after he illegally gave thousands of customers oxycodone prescriptions and other prescriptions as well.
Leader of Indianapolis Drug Organization Gets 10 Years Leader of Indianapolis Drug Organization Gets 10 Years
On November 7, 2012, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that Agustin Lozano was sentenced to 10 years in prison for leading a drug trafficking organization that ran drugs between Mexico and Chicago.
HPV Vaccine may Help Women Infected with HIV HPV Vaccine may Help Women Infected with HIV
On November 8, 2012, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that HIV-infected women may benefit from the vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV)—even if they were already exposed to HPV.
Xarelto Approved to Treat and Reduce Blood Clots Xarelto Approved to Treat and Reduce Blood Clots
On November 2, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xarelto (rivaroxaban) to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolisms (PE), as well as to reduce the risk of DVT and PE after a surgery or treatment.
Two Indicted for Shipping Illegal Meds into US Two Indicted for Shipping Illegal Meds into US
On November 7, 2012, the Department of Justice reported that two Pakistani nationals were indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia for operating websites that shipped illegal pharmaceuticals into the United States from Pakistan and the United Kingdom.
Xeljanz Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis Xeljanz Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis
On November 6, 2012 the Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of Xeljanz (tofacitinib) for the treatment of moderate and severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults who did not respond or were intolerant to methotrexate.
Voluntary Recall of All Ameridose Drug Products Voluntary Recall of All Ameridose Drug Products
The Food and Drug Administration has recently announced that Ameridose, LLC, has voluntarily recalled all of its products that are currently in circulation.
Fycompa Approved to Treat Seizures Fycompa Approved to Treat Seizures
On October 22, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved Fycompa (perampanel) to treat people 12 years and older who suffer from partial onset seizures.
Woodstock Doctor Guilty of Drug Distribution Woodstock Doctor Guilty of Drug Distribution
On October 17, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York announced that Dr.
Drug Fails to Prevent Preterm Birth for High Risk Group Drug Fails to Prevent Preterm Birth for High Risk Group
On October 17, 2012, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that a progesterone drug used to prevent preterm birth for women with a previous preterm birth was not successful for first-time mothers with a predisposition for preterm births due to a short cervix.
American Airlines Baggage Handler Receives Life Sentence American Airlines Baggage Handler Receives Life Sentence
On October 17, 2012, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that Victor D’Costa Bourne received a sentence of life in prison for his role in a huge international drug trafficking ring.
Repeat Offender Sentenced for Meth Distribution Repeat Offender Sentenced for Meth Distribution
On October 17, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington announced that a man in southwest Washington State was convicted for methamphetamine distribution.
New Studies for Stronger Pneumonia Vaccine New Studies for Stronger Pneumonia Vaccine
On October 15, 2012, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced funding that will help researchers find out if a higher dose of a vaccine for pneumonia can create a stronger immunity for older adults who received similar vaccines in the past.
Bath Salts Trafficking Leader Pleads Guilty Bath Salts Trafficking Leader Pleads Guilty
On October 11, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced that Matthew Scott Baker of Fairfax, Virginia pled guilty for leading a trafficking organization for methylone—most commonly known as bath salts.

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