Yesterday, Kansas Attorney General Steve Six announced an indictment against Hogan’s Pharmacy owners Jolane and Mark Poindexter, and against pharmacist Rick Kloxin, for purchases from medhaven.net, for “distributing prescription-only drugs to people throughout the United States based upon questionnaires customers completed via the Internet.”
LegitScript thinks that there may be more to the story.
Medhaven.net is, as of this morning, still an operational website. And it’s linked to an even larger network of rogue Internet pharmacies (at least 230) that appear to be based in Singapore.
Follow the connections:
- MedHaven.net is registered to an “Amirul Lee” in Singapore. However, the registration service is provided by Nurhul Chee, who uses the email [email protected]
- Nurhul Chee, with a Singapore address and the same email as listed above, is the registered owner of more than 200 other online pharmacies, like, WatsonsPro.net, which does not require a valid prescription for prescription drugs.
- And wait! WatsonsPro.net says, in their terms of service, that they fill their order with Hogan’s Pharmacy, and that “Kansas law” controls any dispute.Meanwhile, these other sites, such as WatsonsPro.com (or .net), are still up and running. Several of these sites have names like HoganRx.com, HoganPharma.com, and so forth.How large is this network, which is called “Alliance Healthcare Group”? We’ve uncovered over 230 websites that are still up and running, and providing prescription drugs without requiring a valid prescription.The precise relationship between the owners of Hogan’s pharmacy and Nurhul Chee in Singapore is unclear, but three questions remain:
# Why would medhaven.com, HoganRx.com, and websites like WatsonsPro.com, which claimed to fill orders with Hogan’s Pharmacy in Kansas, be registered to somebody in Singapore?
# Were Hogan’s Pharmacy’s owners controlling the Singapore-based network, or just filling orders for it?
# Were any of the drugs counterfeit, and/or relabeled to appear as if they were US drugs, when in fact they were from China, India, or elsewhere?
One possible answer: some of the prescription drugs dispensed without a prescription came from the US, and others came from or through Singapore or other international locations. That, of course, is a violation of Federal law, according to the FDA.