Clinic Operator Admits to Misbranded Botox Charge

3 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Monday, December 02 2013 Dec 2, 2013 Monday, December 02, 2013 1:23:00 PM CST December 02, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The operator of a St. Louis County medical clinic has pleaded guilty to federal charges, admitting giving misbranded Botox to patients.

Federal prosecutors on Monday announced that 52-year-old Thomas Greg Martin pleaded guilty to one felony charge of receiving misbranded Botox from a foreign unlicensed drug wholesaler.

Martin ran Aestheticare LLC, which operated at several St. Louis County locations. He admitted purchasing Botox from an unlicensed drug wholesale for a price far cheaper than the typical price. He purchased the misbranded drug more than 50 times over a period of more than two years without telling patients.

Martin's lawyer told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Martin is regretful. Attorney Will Goldstein says it is not believed that any of the clinic's clients were adversely affected.

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