Investigators nail two physicians in rogue Internet pharmacy

August 5, 2008

The physicians could face a maximum of five years in prison and $250,000 fines.

Two physicians who took part in an Internet pharmacy that distributed controlled and noncontrolled drugs to patients without requiring a valid prescription are facing sentencing. Chandresh Shah, M.D., of Smyrna, Ga., and Gerald Morris, M.D., Houston, who operated an online pharmacy known as Affpower along with other defendants, could face a maximum of five years in prison and $250,000 fines. "The public deserves to deal with physicians and pharmacists who honestly and professionally work to guard people's health," said U.S. Attorney Karen P. Hewitt of the Southern District of California.

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