When people think of
drug crimes, they usually evoke visions of people dealing illegal narcotics. Yet there
is another type of drug crime that is not as commonly publicized and that
is the crime of producing over-the-counter pharmaceuticals but not following
the proper protocol. A Fort-Worth based company called Sovereign pharmaceuticals
was recently contact by the United States Food and Drug Administration
after the drugs that they were using were not recognized as safe and effective
for their labeled uses.
The FDA cited several cold medicines that sovereign has manufactured and
said that they are all missing important warning information. For example,
some of the medications should include disclaimers that say that the medicines
should only be used under certain conditions. The disclaimer on these
medications is that they should not be taken unless directed by a doctor
and never in dosages that are contrary to what the doctor desired. Allegedly,
the Sovereign Pharmaceuticals Company also violated laws regarding the
manufacturing process and did not mix their drugs properly to ensure that
that they are uniform. The company may be prosecuted if they continue
to disband protocol and make their drugs in a dangerous and unethical way.
The FDA says that they have sent warning letters to Sovereign at least
twice for marketing unapproved drugs and for manufacturing failures. The
officers are near Capellon’s in the Fort Worth business district
and the FDA records identify that the chairman and president of the company
are partially to blame. If you have violated protect, then you should
make efforts to correct your behavior before the threat of prosecution
becomes prevalent. If you want more information about safety and the protocol
for manufacturing drugs, talk to a lawyer at the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC.
Manufacturing legal drugs in an illegal manner can still be a significant
crime, so you should make sure to seek assistance from a
Dallas drug defense lawyer if you believe that your case may take you to court.