Hudson Valley Doctor Prescribed Unapproved Cancer Drugs
A cancer doctor in the Hudson Valley and his wife admitted they prescribed unapproved drugs to patients. Vincent Koh, M.D., 73, and his wife and office manager, Milly Koh, 64, of Poughkeepsie, were sentenced on Monday to pay fines of $7,500 and $3,000 for receiving interstate commerce and delivering misbranded drugs.
Vincent is a New York State-licensed medical doctor specializing in the treatment of cancer patients, with offices in Poughkeepsie and Glen Falls. Milly managed the practice and is responsible for ordering the drugs that Vincent prescribes, according to plea agreements.
From July 2010 through March 2012, the pair ordered various discount oncology drugs from foreign sources that Vincent Koh prescribed and administered to patients, the couple admitted in November 2017.
The drugs weren't approved by the FDA for distribution or use in the United States and their labeling did not contain the information required by law, officials say.
Both admitted that they regularly ordered and delivered to patients a prescription drug which came from an unapproved foreign source and its label didn't have adequate directions for use and other information required by the FDA.
In February 2018, the couple agreed to pay $500,000 for violating the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting false claims to Medicare for unapproved chemotherapy drugs.
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