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llegal drugs sold over the internet

Posted on May 01, 2009
Attorney Ronald E. Johnson of Schachter & Hendy concentrates on legal issues regarding medical issues.  A recent story in the Louisville Courier-Journal documents a Louisville doctor who pleaded guilty to illegally selling $15 million in prescription drugs over the internet. 

According to the article, Dr. Tufan Senler operated Weight Loss Plus, a Louisville clinic, and a website called dietprescriptions.com.  The maximum penalties are 21 years in prison and more than $6.7 million in fines. Senler pleaded guilty to dispensing and distributing controlled substances, exporting controlled substances to foreign countries without a license, money laundering and mislabeling drugs. The offenses occurred between 2002 and 2005, and the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure restricted him from practice in 2007.

Medical licensure board records say that Senler dispensed $20 million worth of controlled substances over a 3½-year period in 98,395 transactions.

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