Colorado pharmacy indicted for illegal importation

September 4, 2007

Pharmacist indicted for illegally importing human growth hormone.

A federal grand jury has indicted the owner and a sales representative at College Pharmacy, a Colorado Springs-based pharmacy, for the illegal importation and distribution of human growth hormone (HGH). According to the indictment, the defendants allegedly bought, received, and distributed HGH from companies that manufacture genetically derived HGH in China, including GeneScience. Pharmacist Thomas Bader, who owned and operated the pharmacy, and Kevin Henry, a College Pharmacy sales representative, were arrested last week by agents of the FDA, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, DEA, and FBI. Also charged was Bradley Blum, a sales representative for a company facilitating the illegal importation. After the drug was imported into the United States, Bader allegedly directed his employees to repackage the Chinese HGH into vials labeled College Pharmacy.

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