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Health Emergency in Texas Due to Repeated Cases of Disfiguring Counterfeit Beauty Treatments Texas authorities at both the regional and Federal level have combatting a rash of injuries and deaths caused by counterfeit cosmetic injections. From fake Botox and other counterfeit versions of filler treatments to industrial silicone injections sealed with superglue, these fake injectable cosmetic peddlers are putting the lives of Texas women at risk. (Mar 7, 2016)

Fake Pill Importer, Last of the Texas Trio, Sentenced to 15 months in Counterfeit Drug Case On February 3, 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Catherine Nix had been sentenced to a year and three months in prison for her role in importing counterfeit medication into the U.S. Her sentence was the final chapter in the tale of the trio of Texans that were first indicted in 2014 for importing Chinese-made counterfeit drugs. (Feb 29, 2016)

Pakistani Businessman Extradited & Charged with Wholesale Counterfeit Drug Importation The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that a Karachi native has been extradited from Germany to face counterfeit drug charges in the United States. According to the DOJ, Junaid Qadir appeared in a Federal courtroom in Denver to face charges that he and his Pakistani business partners were acting as prescription drug wholesalers, and offering bulk counterfeit medications to U.S. fake drugs resellers. (Feb 22, 2016)

Florida Businessman Pleads Guilty to Selling Fake & Misbranded Drugs Robert Lohr sold the fakes via a fake pharmacy known as either “American Drug Club of Bradenton” or “Canadian American Drug Club.” Lohr made over $1 million selling his counterfeit medication to unsuspecting patients. (Feb 3, 2016)

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