Florida Man Arrested for Distributing $230 Million Worth of Adulterated HIV Medication
Lazaro Hernandez, 51, of Miami, was arrested on June 17 for allegedly distributing millions of dollars worth of adulterated drugs for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that were eventually distributed to patients throughout the United States.
Hernandez and co-conspirators established licensed wholesale drug distribution companies in New York, Florida, Connecticut, and New Jersey to distribute “adulterated and misbranded” prescription drugs at steep discounts to other co-conspirators at wholesale pharmaceutical distributors in Maryland, Mississippi, and New York, according to a June 17 press release from the Department of Justice (DOJ).
These distributors then allegedly resold the drugs to pharmacies throughout America. The pharmacies dispensed these adulterated drugs to unsuspecting patients as well as billed the drugs to health insurers like Medicare….
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