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Missouri Health Officials Begin Process of Notifying Doctors About Diluted Drugs

April 24, 2002

On Tuesday, 184 letters were sent to Missouri doctors and clinics that may have treated patients with drugs diluted by Robert Courtney. The pharmacist had already admitted diluting two chemotherapy drugs, but federal authorities last week announced that Courtney further admitted diluting a total of 72 drugs, dating back to at least 1992, affecting some 400 doctors and 4,200 patients. Courtney pleaded guilty in February to 20 counts involving tampering with the two chemotherapy drugs. Based on his latest statements, the FBI now believe he also diluted antibiotics, AIDS medicine and anti-nausea medications.


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04.24.02



  
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