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Illinois Pharmacist Admits Purposefully Mislabeling Drugs Sent to Nursing Homes

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Illinois–a Southwestern Illinois pharmacist recently pled guilty to a misdemeanor count of purposefully mislabeling drugs sent to nursing homes. The pharmacist, 47-year-old Ted Thalmann of Edwardsville, IL will face sentencing in May. The corporation, Thalmann’s The Medicine Shoppe, also pled guilty to a felony charge of misbranding a drug.

Federal prosecutors state that prescription drugs at Thalmann’s The Medicine Shoppe were taken from a manufacturer’s original stock bottle and were then repackaged in blister packs with incorrect expiration dates. The blister packs were then sent to nursing homes between March 2007 and March 2008.

Ted Thalmann could face up to a $100,000 fine and up to a year in prison when sentenced 0n May 14.

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  1. Steve Lombardi says:
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    So I’m wondering if tort reforms, like those in Texas and elsewhere would actually save this guy money if someone who was adversely affected by taking the wrong medications or killed by it tried to sue him? Maybe Beth Janicek can answer for Texas. I’d like know what other lawyers in states with tort reforms say about this type of a claim.